Kavanaugh Confirmed In 50-48 Vote

Kavanaugh Confirmed In 50-48 Vote

Kavanaugh Confirmed In 50-48 Vote

The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides.

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The Republican senator, who voted "yes" for the controversial Supreme Court candidate, told CNN's "State of the Union" that she has to do "what I think is right". "I have my own voice and my opinions and it's very important to me that I express how I feel".

"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", the senator said on the Senate floor.

"This is a historic night", Trump told supporters at a rally in Kansas after signing Kavanaugh's commission aboard Air Force One.

He praised his Republican colleagues. "FBI investigation was done, is completed and Senate voted".

Meanwhile, another woman, Deborah Ramirez who is married to a technology entrepreneur of Indian descent, Vikram Shah, alleged that while they were students at Yale, Kavanaugh had exposed his genitals in front of her at a party they had been drinking at.

While neither discussed the allegations of sexual misconduct surrounding the Kavanaugh debate, both talked about their careers as women and the challenges they faced.

The prolonged nomination battle has roiled American politics and passions - the vote was disrupted on several occasions by angry protests from the gallery - but handed Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency.

Kavanaugh's nomination blew up into a personal and political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her in the upstairs bedroom of a home in a wealthy suburb of Washington in 1982.

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"A week that will live in infamy for the US Senate, permanently diminishing its stature", said Michael R. Bromwich.

"The Senate's not broken", said McConnell.

In the final minutes before the vote, Democrat Chuck Schumer acknowledged the depth of feeling about Kavanaugh's nomination. McConnell called Kavanaugh "among the very best our nation has to offer." Sen.

It now has five conservatives ranged against four liberals, and with lifetime appointments for judges, 53-year-old Kavanaugh can be expected to impact the court for decades. Brennan was confirmed the next year.

During a political rally in MS on Tuesday night, Trump mockingly mimicked Ford, claiming her allegations against Kavanaugh lacked sufficient detail.

"One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock-bottom", said Sen. But we didn't attack the nominee, we didn't go on a search and destroy mission'. In the short term he will provide the decisive fifth vote for a conservative majority on the nine-member court.

Host Dana Bash pressed Collins, adding that Ford had testified that she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was the person who assaulted her.

"You can't be a professional woman, even today, whether it's in law, in medicine, in any field, without having a moment where someone is going to treat you differently because you're a woman", said Sotomayor, CBS News reported. I don't know by whom.

The Senate vote takes the highest US court down a more conservative path for perhaps a generation and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress. "What she was trying to do was what she thought was the right thing to do as a citizen, which is to provide the information to the U.S. Senate so they could make the most informed decision possible".

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