Watch Live: Neil Gorsuch Sworn In As Supreme Court Justice
Neil Gorsuch is going to be sworn in as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court on Monday morning.
Gorsuch will take the constitutional oath of office—the first part of his swearing in—privately at the Supreme Court. Then, Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer Gorsuch’s judicial oath during a second and public ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the event in the garden, which places Gorsuch in the seat that has been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016.
The Senate confirmed Gorsuch as an associate justice in a 54-45 vote on Friday, after deploying the so-called “nuclear option” to override Democratic opposition and bypass the rule that requires a minimum of 60 votes to end Senate discussion. President Barack Obama had nominated federal Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in March 2016, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republicans refused to act on the nomination.
Watch Gorsuch’s public ceremony live in the video above, starting at 11 a.m.