HOORAY....!! Now confirmed as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Alito will be sworn in today.
Senate Democrats have forever changed the dynamic of the U.S. Senate advise, consent and confirmation process. They did so by employing politics of personal destruction, filibustering the Executive Branch nominee, and turning turn the confirmation process into a political campaign to push their hard-left ideology and their political and social agendas---all in order to block Alito's confirmation.
Playing to their hard-left base, particularly pro-abortion interest groups, forty-two of the hard-left Senate Democrats---having failed in their first-time-in-the-history-of-this-country filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee---voted "NO" as their names were called, one-by-one, for their votes.
The hard-left lost. The final vote was 52-48. But, hey...., a win is a win. And Justice Alito will now take his seat on the Supreme Court.
This is a very good day for America and our constitutional republic!
"Senate Confirms Alito for Supreme Court"
"Samuel Anthony Alito Jr., the son of an Italian immigrant and a longtime lawyer, prosecutor and judge, was confirmed as the 110th Supreme Court justice in one of the most partisan voites for a high court nominee in modern history....
Alito, 55, planned to watch his confirmation from a television in the White House's Roosevelt Room. The former U.S. appeals court judge will quickly be sworn in at the Supreme Court before his expected appearance at Bush's annual State of the Union speech.... with the White House's other new Supreme Court judge, Chief Justice John Roberts.
Alito will be ceremonially sworn in a second time at a White House East Room appearance on Wednesday.