In a press conference, Fanning thanked his boyfriend, Ben Masri-Cohen, for staying by his side as he was waiting for a decision to be made.
"It has been a long process to get here," Fanning said. "But it's worth it. This is a tremendous honor for me."
"It's a confusing process that makes you feel vulnerable and out there alone." added Fanning. "So I thank all of you for all that you have done these many months to help me get confirmed. And Ben, your patience at home because I know there were days that I probably was not the most pleasant person to be around."
Fanning has recieved backlash from several critics and Republican Senators, but he is very willing and determined to do his job. His most recent tweet says it all:
\u201c.@DuffelBlog After a five month wait, I've had to make #LEMONADE. Now I'm ready to #slay. @Beyonce \ud83c\udf4b\ud83c\udf4b\u201d