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Gorsuch vows to be 'a faithful servant of the Constitution' in Rose Garden swearing-in ceremony

President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch was officially sworn in as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning in a public ceremony in the Rose Garden. Gorsuch took the judicial oath outside the White House after taking the constitutional oath earlier Monday in a closed-door ceremony. "I'm humbled by the trust placed in me today. I will never forget, that to whom much is given, much will be expected," Gorsuch said. "And I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation."

Trump, in a brief introductory speech, hailed Gorsuch as a man of "great and unquestioned integrity" who "will likewise be a devoted servant of the law." He also marveled at how quickly he managed to restore the Supreme Court to its full nine seats; the Supreme Court has had a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016, as Republicans refused to consider President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland. "This is a great honor — and I got it done in the first 100 days!" Trump said.

Watch Gorsuch be administered the judicial oath by Justice Anthony Kennedy below. Becca Stanek