Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (from left), Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Vice President Pence meet in McConnell’s U.S. Capitol office on Feb. 1, 2017.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (from left), Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Vice President Pence meet in McConnell’s U.S. Capitol office on Feb. 1, 2017. Melina Mara The Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (from left), Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and Vice President Pence meet in McConnell’s U.S. Capitol office on Feb. 1, 2017. Melina Mara The Washington Post

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