Just minutes after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) sent out a clear message to the left.
The ruling is a massive win for the Trump administration, and McConnell wanted to make sure everyone knew it.
Moments after the ruling, the Senate Majority Leader’s campaign took to Twitter, posting a photo of McConnell about to shake hands with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
In the 5-4 ruling that the travel ban is constitutional, Gorsuch sided with the majority.
The court found that President Trump did not violate the law or the Constitution when he exercised his power to secure the nation’s borders.
The travel ban will continue to stop or heavily restrict people from seven foreign countries from entering the United States, including those from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.
“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.
The McConnell campaign’s tweet did not include a caption, but the image speaks for itself.
The post makes it crystal clear that McConnell is proud to have had a hand in bringing Gorsuch onto the court.
Back in 2016, McConnell held the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia open for almost a year, refusing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court.
McConnell argued the winner of the presidential election should pick the new justice, allowing for Trump to ultimately nominate Gorsuch following his election.
According to The Washington Times, throughout the 2017-2018 term, Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with the conservative majority in 5-4 rulings.
Before his appointment, the conservative majority during the 2014-2015 term saw only a handful of 5-4 decisions.
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