Kavanaugh sworn in as protesters chant outside Supreme Court

Kavanaugh sworn in as protesters chant outside Supreme Court

During Sunday's appearance, she described her grandparents' arrival in the state from Jamaica in 1912, her yearly summer visits that began in childhood and the home she now owns.

Heitkamp added, "I think that the politically expedient vote here was a "yes" vote".

Speaking with host Dana Bash, Hirono, a Hawaii Democrat, addressed comments made by her Republican colleague on the same show just minutes before.

Collins on CNN said Rice's words were ironic, because when Rice was nominated by Obama in 2009 to be United Nations ambassador, she "pleaded with me to introduce her" before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, even though they weren't acquainted. I think she feels like she did the right thing.

"If Senator Susan Collins votes for Brett Kavanaugh, she is saying point blank that she doesn't care about sexual assault survivors, she does not believe them, and she has no interest in pretending anymore that she does", said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolent Action, one of the group's participating in the sit-in. 'I don't know. I don't know. "I'm not certain when".

An attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, called the decision "appalling".

The vote brought an end to the nomination process defined by harrowing testimony from Ford, who told a senate committee that Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothing at a house party when they were both teenagers.

Despite pressure from the left and members of the #MeToo movement, U.S. Sen. A crowd-funded campaign has raised millions of dollars for Collins's eventual challenger, while former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested on Twitter that she could face Sen.Lisa Murkowski, the sole Republican opponent of Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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"What I'm telling you is, the history is you have to go back to 1880 to find the last time a Senate controlled by a party different from the president filled a vacancy on the Supreme Court that was created in the middle of a presidential election year".

Hirono added that she disagreed with Collins' claim that there was no corroboration of Ford's story. "That's hardly what I would call exoneration", Hirono said.

Hundreds of protesters against Kavanaugh had gathered on Saturday on the grounds of the Capitol and at the Supreme Court.

"Your refusal to quit amidst the bullying, harassment, insults and lies is a great lesson to our children", she wrote.

Ms Murkowski had earlier said that although Mr Kavanaugh was a "good man", he was "not the right person for the court at this time" and his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable". They said he also seemed too ready to rule for Trump in a possible federal court case against the president. "I was assaulted when I was younger and I didn't tell anybody".

Mr Kavanaugh's appointment is for life and he will strengthen conservative control of the nine-judge court, which has the final say on USA law. "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".

Kavanaugh is expected to be sworn in quickly and will join four liberal justices and four other conservatives as the court, which is expected soon to hear controversial disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights and voting rights.

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