Friday, 14 December, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed by Senate, Creating Conservative Supreme Court Majority

Watch live: Final Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court | Trending
Kenny Thornton | 09 October, 2018, 04:44

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court, was confirmed to the court on Saturday with a Senate vote largely divided along party lines.

Authorities took the rare step of putting up low metal fences around the Capitol, keeping the public some distance from the building.

Amid tighter-than-usual security, hundreds of protesters against Kavanaugh assembled on the grounds of the Capitol and at the Supreme Court. "They both start with the proposition that the court's job is not to make law but to apply the Constitution and statutes as they were written, to the facts of a case", Risch's statement reads. And at about 3:45 p.m., during the Senate vote, 13 people were arrested and removed from several Senate galleries.

After the vote Saturday afternoon, Kavanaugh was confirmed to become the next Supreme Court Justice. Sen.

The U.S. Senate's decision today to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a devastating blow to our democracy.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer contended that Kavanaugh was unfit to serve, maintaining that he would work to overturn Roe v. Wade. He said the demonstrations had helped bolster support for Kavanaugh, and will energise Republican voters in next month's election. "I also feel very strongly that, in the end, the process, it was really unattractive, but the extra week was something that I think was really good", he said.

Democrats don't seem to have the votes to keep Brett Kavanaugh from joining the Supreme Court, but that's not stopping them from taking to the Senate floor in a parade of speeches into the early morning against the conservative jurist. Kavanaugh's confirmation cements a conservative majority on the high court, his opponents say.

As Manchin - who is up for re-election in November in a state won by President Trump by more than 40 points - cast his vote, female protesters in the gallery began yelling.

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh came under intense scrutiny after multiple women came forward to accuse the 53-year-old judge of sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh denied the accusations.

Trump told reporters aboard the flight he is certain one of Kavanaugh's accusers, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, named the wrong person when she identified Kavanaugh as the man who assaulted her when the two were in high school.

"Since right from the moment we announced, radical Democrats launched a disgraceful campaign to resist, obstruct, delay, demolish and destroy, right from the beginning", Trump said.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME cast their votes in favour of Kavanaugh.

Republican Senator Deb Fischer described Kavanaugh as "one of the most thoughtful, pre-eminent judges in our nation".

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as more than 1,000 protesters rallied in Washington against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct as a young man and had questions raised over his candor and partisan rhetoric.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey countered, saying Kavanaugh has been a "rubber stamp for a far right-wing agenda". "We still have in this country certain fundamental principles, due process, fairness, a presumption of innocence", she said. We heard belligerence. We heard evasiveness. There are signs this tactic of projecting Kavanaugh as a victim are already working, and that voter enthusiasm among Republicans - something that is already high among Democrats - is rising quickly. Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, but will be in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

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