Tuesday, January 31, 2006
It's about time.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Samuel Alito was sworn in as the nation's 110th Supreme Court justice Tuesday after being confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 58-42.
The vote was the closest confirmation for a nominee since Justice Clarence Thomas was confirmed 52-48 in 1991.
The confirmation vote came a day after an attempt by some Democratic senators to block his nomination fizzled.
Alito was sworn in at the Supreme Court, just hours before President Bush's State of the Union address. He will join Chief Justice John Roberts in the House chamber for Tuesday night's speech.
Judge Alito will be ceremonially sworn into office Wednesday in the East Room of the White House.
Alito watched the Senate vote from the Roosevelt Room of the White House with President Bush and his wife, Martha-Ann Bomgardner.
Only one of the Senate's 55 Republicans voted against Alito's confirmation -- Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, a moderate facing re-election this fall in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.
I've blogged enough about why I felt Samuel Alito should be on the Supreme Court. I'm certain that he'll remain a conservative, strictly interpret the Constitution and make for a great justice.
What I do want to point out here is how disgusted I am with the 23 senators who joined MoveOn minions John Kerry and Ted Kennedy in trying to filibuster Alito. By basing their votes on liberals pure hatred for Alito, these 25 senators have stamped themselves as nothing but tools for the immoral and extreme Left. They are all not only an embarrassment to the Democratic party, they should have their jobs taken away from them.
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Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 2:25 PM