Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump declares 'tremendous victory' after Kavanaugh is sworn into Supreme Court


During her testimony before the Senate more than a week ago, Ford told Sen.

Immediately after Collins' speech, Manchin of West Virginia issued a statement declaring his support.

US President Donald Trump said he was looking forward to a Senate confirmation vote on his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday and said the conservative judge would do a "great, great" job on the court.

The vote was not a quiet affair.

Topeka police Sgt. Jayme Green said he didn't know of any arrests being made during the protest.

Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, called the vote "a victory for liberty in America" and called Kavanaugh "a good man and good jurist".

"Confirming Brett Kavanaugh in the face of credible allegations of sexual assault that were not thoroughly investigated, and his belligerent, partisan performance.undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court".

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Accusations against Kavanaugh energized the #MeToo social media movement that emerged after high-profile accusations of sexual assault and harassment by men in politics, the media and the entertainment industry.

Some screams could be heard in the gallery ahead of the vote, with Vice President Mike Pence calling for order to be restored.

Regarding the decision not to ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to interview Kavanaugh or Ford, McConnell said, "None of them wanted to do that". And she says numerous demonstrators, regardless of their opinions about the Supreme Court nominee, share a common sentiment: They don't feel their voices are being heard.

She and a third accuser, who said that she had seen him lined up outside a room with other boys waiting to "take turns" with a girl inside, were not asked to testify before the Senate Committee. The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court nominee.

Murkowski concluded that Kavanaugh would not be a threat to protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions or to Alaska Natives, she said in her speech on the Senate floor Friday night.

The path to Kavanaugh's confirmation cleared on Friday when two wavering Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Jeff Flake of Arizona said they would vote for Kavanaugh after concluding that Ford's allegations, voiced by her in an emotional hearing last week, could not be corroborated.

During the rally, the president also accused Democrats of supporting sanctuary cities and of wanting to strip funding from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

In the end, Republicans were able to use their monopoly on political power on Capitol Hill and the White House to muscle through the confirmation, which was almost derailed by Christine Blasey Ford's allegations that the judge assaulted her when they were teenagers in the 1980s.


But the turmoil wrought by the process, and the impact it has on Kavanaugh's reputation on the court, could endure.

"Congratulations Judge Kavanaugh!" Sanders tweeted.

"I have no doubt", Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because "there's nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I'm very honoured to have chosen him".

Trump said that those who spoke most favorably of Kavanaugh to him were women, and that women were the most outraged at allegations against the judge.

Shortly before the vote, Trump said Kavanaugh "will be a great justice of the Supreme Court".

Republicans past year successfully stalled the process, meaning it fell to Mr Trump, not Barack Obama, to nominate the new justice.

After Aidy Bryant's prosecutor Rachel Mitchell made a brief return to say that she hopes she made women proud, the network switched from the jubilant Republican senators to the "losing team", represented by Alex Moffat's Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).


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