Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court Justice
Brett Kavanaugh Sworn In as 114th Supreme Court Justice
Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To Supreme Court By 50-48 Vote
07 October, 2018, 21:45
Hirono also sidestepped Bash's question on whether Michael Avenatti, who represents porn star Stormy Daniels, hurt the Democrats' arguments against Kavanaugh's confirmation by representing a third woman to make allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
"You don't hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob". Just as fake news thrives on creating a false equivalence between its own lies and the truth, the forces of authoritarianism and division in USA political life will be strengthened if they can drag the court down to their own level.
"Our base is fired up".
The New York Democrat also blasted the "biased, unfair" confirmation process and urged Americans to vote.
Willing to uphold restrictions on abortion: Most observers believe Kavanaugh will uphold greater abortion restrictions than Justice Kennedy would have. Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary. But the greatest cost of all for Republican ambition will be paid by the supreme court in its most precious coin: legitimacy. Yet Kavanaugh is joining under a cloud.
Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories.
Senate Democrats, disappointed by Kavanaugh's ascension, argued that many voters nationally - and women, in particular - remain infuriated by Republicans' treatment of Christine Blasey Ford, who detailed in emotional testimony her allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers. Breyer opened the conference room door for 11 1/2 years.
Hundreds were arrested on Capitol Hill this week - including several dozen in the hours leading to the final vote. If Collins voted no, donations would not be withdrawn from donors. Hangers and worse have been delivered to their offices, a Roe v. Wade reference. Kavanaugh staunchly denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.
Democrats said Kavanaugh would push the court too far, including possible sympathetic rulings for Trump should the president encounter legal problems from the special counsel's investigations into Russian connections with his 2016 presidential campaign. At one point in the hearing, Kavanaugh blamed a Clinton-revenge conspiracy for the accusations against him.
The fight ended up less about judicial views than the sexual assault accusations that riveted the nation and are certain to continue a national debate and #MeToo reckoning that is yet to be resolved. "So then I had to look at the other evidence, and was there corroborating evidence, and that's why I pushed hard for the FBI to do a supplemental background investigation". Democrats dismissed the truncated report as insufficient. U.S. Capitol Police began arresting some of them.
Murkowski ultimately withdrew herself from the final tally as a gesture of goodwill toward her Republican colleague, Sen.
While she said she was 100 per cent sure the assailant was him, she acknowledged she did not remember numerous details.
By retroactively narrowing his own rule, McConnell implied he would work to confirm a Supreme Court nominee referred by a Republican president, namely Trump, to the Republican-controlled Senate. The Gorsuch affair, combined with Kavanaugh's blatant partisanship and sycophantism to Trump in his confirmation hearing, could create something close to a constitutional crisis if the court votes to protect the president from due process of law.
As the Senate tried to recover from its charged atmosphere, Murkowski's move offered a moment of civility.
"I am here because President Trump mocked sexual assault victims", said North Carolina native Kara Harrington, 50.
A Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, who represents West Virginia, a heavily pro-Trump state, voted for Kavanaugh.
He succeeds Anthony Kennedy, who retired, and is the second judge nominated by Trump to the Supreme Court, giving him an opportunity to put his right-wing seal on the court.
A procedural vote Friday made Saturday's confirmation a foregone conclusion.
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The White House has said he will swiftly be sworn in. The Senate Judiciary Committee, however, voted against subpoenaing Kavanaugh's high school friend Mark Judge, who was named in both Swetnick and Ford's allegations. "So the notion that the Senate is somehow broken over this is simply inaccurate", he said.
Donald Trump's court pick generated a controversy that captured the nation's attention in a way that few political issues do. As the Friday morning vote to advance Kavanaugh's nomination unfurled, the mood inside the Senate chamber was tense.
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Kavanaugh was confirmed along party lines in 50-48 vote, making his the closest successful confirmation vote in over 100 years. House of Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) are vying for his seat.
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The Statute establishes that sexual violence in war and armed conflict is a grave violation of worldwide law. In it, she recounted in harrowing detail her months in captivity, her escape and her journey to activism.
Senators confirmed his ascension to the nation's highest court by a vote of 50-48, nearly completely along party lines. Warren is using the Kavanaugh confirmation as a main talking point as she considers a run for president in 2020.
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