But Democrats replied that they were left no choice after Republicans' systematic abuse of the filibuster during the first four years of the Obama presidency, making it extraordinarily hard to confirm lower court and executive branch nominees.
McConnell said Gorsuch, who also worked in the Justice Department under Republican former President George W. Bush and is the son of the first woman to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has "sterling credentials, an excellent record and an ideal judicial temperament". Now the Democrats are on the receiving end, and with much higher stakes - namely the make-up of the U.S. Supreme Court for many years to come.
The remaining question is whether Republicans will seek, by majority vote, to abolish the filibuster as it applies to legislation.
In 2005, with the Senate under GOP control, Republicans prepared to utilize the "nuclear option" to remove the filibuster for lower-court nominees.
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, responded by warning that "the consequences for the Senate and for the future of the Supreme Court will be far-reaching". The rule change was dubbed the "nuclear option" because it was considered an extreme break from Senate tradition.
Had the Senate confirmed Obama's nominee Merrick Garland, the court would have tilted to the left for the first time in decades.
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath to Mr Gorsuch in a private ceremony in the justices' conference room. But Trump has run into trouble with some other major initiatives. His administration also has faced questions about any role the president's associates may have played in alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election to help Trump. He still must be sworn in at the court and the White House, most likely early next week.
Gorsuch's name was on a list of potential choices Trump produced during the campaign, and was vetted by conservative groups including the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.
His passing prompted a showdown between then President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled chamber that confirms Supreme Court nominees.
While there may be no end to the hypocrisy, rancor, and obstruction that liberal loyalists are willing to inflict on the American political process, all citizens of goodwill can rest assured that in Judge Gorsuch, they have a decent, unbiased, and highly-qualified Supreme Court justice who will uphold the law.
The justices will meet privately on Thursday to accept or reject cases for next term - among them a petition from gun-rights activists asking the court to find for the first time that the Second Amendment right to keep a gun for self-defense extends to carrying firearms outside the home. The case was accepted when Scalia was alive, and the delay in scheduling it for oral argument might indicate the court is divided.
The goal, he said, is to see if senators can figure out a way to promote more bipartisanship in a body where the two parties barely work together at all anymore. Among the cases to be heard is a closely watched case testing whether a Missouri church school was wrongly denied state funding for a program to make playgrounds safer.
"As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction as he continues to faithfully and vigorously defend our Constitution", Trump said.
Dawson, White and their team-mates punched the air in delight as Cambridge celebrated their first victory since 2012. A fourth defeat in five attempts for Cambridge, and a long summer back at the drawing board beckons.
He received political asylum after skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over a rape allegation. Since the disclosure, the USA government has all but publicly accepted the embarrassing claim.
Northern regions face chilly gales, heavy rain and even snow over high ground as temperatures nosedive in the coming days. We're tracking another dry day across Northeast Kansas, but the sky conditions will be changing for the rest of the week.
After all, MS-13 - notorious for its elaborate tattoos and its unremitting violence - has perhaps 70,000 members all told. Police wouldn't say if the deaths are gang related, but a major investigation is underway.
The forward group has seven skaters standing six-feet-two-inches or taller, as well as five guys north of 215 pounds. Yeo took his place behind the podium after the game, fully expectant that the first question would be about Allen.
Zacari isn't as big of a name as the two aforementioned giants but his featured work on Love was one of the stand-out tracks. Kendrick Lamar has a new album coming out tonight, but superfan LeBron James has already heard it.
Global benchmark Brent futures added 13 cents or 0.25% to trade at $55.99 a barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange in London. Still, the IEA said, global oil supply and demand appear to be rebalancing after more than two years of oversupply.
She said: 'The (lower) courts set aside all evidence that shows that another person could have killed Laude. Pemberton said the lower court erred in convicting him due to the testimony of forensic expert Dr.
No information about the identities of the missing snowshoers is being released until all the family members have been notified. Ferries, 62, said that's when he knew the entire group had fallen when a cornice, or snow ledge, had fallen from under them.
According to ESPN's Ian Begley , Anthony prefers to remain in NY , but wants a commitment from management to winning immediately. Moving Anthony will be hard , given his age and the $54 million remaining on the five-year deal Jackson gave him in 2014.
By the close, gold for June delivery was up $20.30, or 1.6%, at $1,274.20 an ounce - its loftiest settlement since early November. United shares on Monday were testing resistance at their 10-week moving average, trying to climb the right side of a base.
The hits were 20 apiece through one, according to the official box score, and 53-45 for Montreal at the final horn. The Montreal fan base, known for its long memories, will nearly certainly let Kreider know they haven't forgotten.
For the day, Pineda fanned 11 in his 7-2/3 innings, allowing the two hits and no walks, throwing 93 pitches, 67 for strikes. Montgomery was on the AA and AAA level in 2016, recording a 14-5 record with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts. "He's doing good.
A Spanish language radio broadcast is also available on the Louisiana Spanish Network (WGSO 990 AM in the New Orleans area). New Orleans then finishes up by hosting the Baltimore Ravens on either August 31 or September 1.
Police later visited the driver's residence, and eventually obtained a voluntary DNA sample through a mouth swab. There is evidence he was in the Princeton area at the time of the murder, but Early declined to go into details.
The company has said it had been reassured the drug would be returned and even issued a refund, but it never was. The companies did not disclose which of their drugs Arkansas will use during the executions.
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Friday that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony "would be better off somewhere else". Later in the month, he said , "I think it was pretty easy to tell from the inside that we're not that good of a team".
The videos have gone viral and stirred worldwide outrage and charges of racism against the Vietnamese passenger. Since tickets bought earlier tend to cost less, being an early bird could up chances of getting booted.
Keep in mind that OnePlus 3T featured a 3,400mAh battery and a Snapdragon 821 using the same body and dimensions as the OnePlus 3. Users who love to take pictures will also love the 23MP dual lens rear camera with optical image stabilization and optical zoom .
It raises the grim prospect of more marketers abuse of the growing number of voice activated devices in people's homes. Should companies try to break through your TV to continue their advertising via your connect devices?
According to sentiments of 20 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company's stock is marked at $44.11. Bernstein set a $48.00 target price on shares of The Coca-Cola and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday.
Venezuela has struggled with triple-digit inflation, food and medical supply shortages amid an ongoing economic slump. The protesters were seen carrying Venezuelan flags and anti-Maduro signs as they hurled rocks and sticks at police.