Gorsuch Pledges to be ‘Servant’ of Constitution 

President Donald Trump watches as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch during a re-enactment in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017. Holding the bible is Gorsuch’s wife Marie Louise Gorsuch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(CN) – Justice Neil Gorsuch thanked his former law clerks, family and friends on Monday as he was sworn into the Supreme Court during a White House ceremony.

The new justice joined President Donald Trump, all of his fellow Justices, various Senators and his family for a Rose Garden ceremony.

Gorsuch thanked his family for their “perseverance and patience” and his mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom he served as a law clerk.

The ceremony, Gorsuch’s second swearing in of the day, made history as Justice Kennedy is the first sitting justice to swear in one of his former clerks to serve alongside him on the court.

Gorsuch promised to be a “faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation.”

The new justice’s remarks came after a lengthy introduction by President Trump, who said his Supreme Court pick will rule “not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law.”

Trump went on to describe Gorsuch as “a man who is deeply faithful to the Constitution of the United States,” and predicted he’ll go down in history as “one of the great justices.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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