Brett Kavanaugh, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins: Broadsheet October 8

Brett Kavanaugh, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins: Broadsheet October 8

Brett Kavanaugh, Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins: Broadsheet October 8

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as US Supreme Court justice following the closest Senate confirmation vote in more than a century, marking a major win for President Donald Trump's drive to move the country's political institutions to the right.

Wall Street Journal: "GOP Muscles Kavanaugh Through Senate" - "The moment California college professor Christine Blasey Ford finished her testimony about an alleged sexual assault in the 1980s by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Republicans realized his confirmation was at serious risk".

Nadler called the FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh - which only lasted a week and was limited in scope - a "whitewash" investigation, according to the New York Times.

Trump added that Democrats will be directly affected during the midterm elections next month by how they handled the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

The Democrats" "strategy to capitalize on the "Me Too' movement for the political purposes backfired on them", Republican strategist Alice Stewart said. 'Honestly, I think had the hearing stopped right then, if he had not testified, he would not be confirmed today, ' said Sen.

McConnell said being majority leader means "your approval rating takes a beating from time to time and that's a good recruitment tool for the other side".

Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has urged supporters to vote "if you believe that Supreme Court justices should conform to the highest standards of character, impartiality, temperament, and above all, honesty and credibility".

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as protesters rallied across the country 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.

"The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats and when you mention "impeach" a justice of the United States Supreme Court who was a top scholar, top student, top intellect and who did nothing wrong".

Sen. Collins (R-ME) proved to be a crucial vote in the confirmation, even delivering a press conference to announce her decision to confirm Kavanaugh.

President Trump talks to reporters as he departs the White House in Washington on Monday.

"I think it will be something very, very special", Trump told reporters gathered on the South Lawn.

Trump suggested that the USA public will respond to the drama that ensnared Kavanaugh's confirmation process by changing how they vote in November's elections.

Trump is apologizing to Kavanaugh and his family for "the bad suffering you have been forced to endure". If this sounds quite familiar by now, the Senate race is showing a sharp contrast - Trump's party has a 7 in 9 chance of taking the Senate and this late surge has gained on the Kavanaugh controversy. "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left that we'll end up being Venezuela".

"When I decided on Brett, I said he's flawless", Trump told the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando, Florida.

Trump is scheduled to return for a ceremonial swearing-in of Kavanaugh at the White House.

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