Kavanaugh offers 'special gratitude' to Collins, others at ceremonial swearing

Kavanaugh offers 'special gratitude' to Collins, others at ceremonial swearing

Kavanaugh offers 'special gratitude' to Collins, others at ceremonial swearing

Then, just as his confirmation seemed inevitable, 11th-hour allegations emerged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl while at high school and exposed himself to a female classmate at an alcohol-fueled dorm party at Yale University. But he didn't say that was such great news. "Ninety-nine percent. See, now I can't get sued". "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used to be".

"The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional", he said.

In fact, Democrats' generic congressional ballot lead is the widest in a midterm election cycle since 2006, when Democrats won control of the House and Senate in a massive wave.

At the time, Republicans did not focus their arguments on the party that controls the Senate as they took the unprecedented move to deny Garland any hearings or votes, instead pointing to the proximity to the elections. Two other women also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said late last month of the allegations against Kavanaugh. Soon, Justice Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath to Brett Kavanaugh, just as he did a year ago for Justice Gorsuch, Trump said.

Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republicans considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 that it would be "a waste of time". He pointed out that Murkowski won election as a write-in vote in 2010.

Trump's first Supreme Court appointee, Neil Gorsuch, also took part in a White House oath ceremony. Dianne Feinstein, whom the president accused of leaking a private letter from Ford, the California professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teens.

"Although the Senate confirmation process tested me, as it has tested others, it did not change me".

The crowd - filled with Iowans and Nebraskans, as Council Bluffs, Iowa, sits across the Mississippi River from Omaha, Nebraska - started a vigorous "Lock her up!" chant. Lacy had been working at the White House in support of Kavanaugh's nomination.

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The surge in GOP enthusiasm could recalibrate a political landscape that was tilting toward Democrats throughout the summer. When Bash asked if he was "happy" about Kavanaugh's confirmation, Kasich replied, "it's not about a matter of happy".

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In fact, Trump said that he uses the phrases to keep crowds engaged during his speeches.

Only one Democrat voted for Trump´s nominee.

"What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process", the president said in his remarks at the swearing in.

"I think it'll help the president get re-elected", he said.

"This business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is", McConnell told the Associated Press.

He said critics predicted sex-harassment accusations made against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 confirmation hearings would hamper his service on the Supreme Court.

Before hearing arguments on October 9, the justices turned aside appeals of a 2017 ruling authored by Kavanaugh on the lower court that struck down a 2015 environmental rule imposed under Democratic former President Barack Obama. He said that "while many came to Washington peacefully to share their stories", that far left activists were the "loudest voices".

Trump said Tuesday of Feinstein: "Did she leak that?"

"And I think they're talking about Feinstein, can you believe that?"

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