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Top Senate Republican Says Trump's Court Nominee 'Will Be Confirmed'


President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, will meet with the Senate's top Republican Wednesday at the start of what promises to be a contentious confirmation fight as the GOP looks to entrench a conservative majority on the court for a generation.

"Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Hugh Hewitt's radio show Wednesday.

Gorsuch, 49, is a champion of religious liberty known for his crisp and, at times, pointed writing style. He has faulted liberals for an "overweening addiction to the courtroom." Educated in Ivy League schools and the University of Oxford, he has served on the federal appeals court in Denver since being appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006.

Neil Gorsuch

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"Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline, and has earned bipartisan support," Trump said in Tuesday's prime-time announcement in the White House East Room.

"When he was nominated to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, he was confirmed by the Senate unanimously," the president said, alluding to the confirmation battle ahead. "Does that happen anymore?"

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