Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP, Kavanaugh accuser struggle to reach deal GOP making counteroffer to Kavanaugh accuser The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump questions Kavanaugh accuser's account | Accuser may testify Thursday | Midterm blame game begins MORE (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.

 

McConnell blocked the nomination of former President Obama’s Supreme Court pick Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandFeinstein to GOP: Show some heart to Kavanaugh accuser Dem senator praises Ford opening the door to testifying Budowsky: Kavanaugh and the rights of women MORE in 2016, paving the way for Trump to nominate Gorsuch.

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The court's ruling is a major victory for the Trump administration. Trump first issued the travel ban through a presidential proclamation last year, but the order has been repeatedly challenged in court.

“The president lawfully exercised that discretion based on his findings — following a worldwide, multi-agency review — that entry of the covered aliens would be detrimental to the national interest,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in delivering the opinion of the court.