US Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

US Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump, American lawmakers and a wide range of public policy groups on Saturday registered sharp reactions to judicial conservative Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

As the clock ticked down to a final vote, Republican and Democratic senators continued to give floor speeches debating the nomination. There, 150 protesters were arrested and charged with "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding", according to a statement from the U.S. Capitol Police.

The Senate voted 50 to 48, mostly along party lines. "We made a lot of women real anxious today, but I'm not getting pregnant so I don't care, ' said McKinnon's Graham, as Montell Jordan's song 'This Is How We Do It" pumped in the background. The Republicans vowed to keep "this horny male energy going through the mid-terms".

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford, testify in this combination photo during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018.

A day earlier, Collins had told fellow senators that Christine Blasey Ford's dramatic testimony last month describing Kavanaugh's alleged 1982 assault was "sincere, painful and compelling". In addition, Republican Senator Jeff Flake has also indicated he is a yes vote.

A townhouse near the Washington residence of Republican Senator Susan Collins, whose backing for Kavanaugh helped get him over the line on Saturday, flew the flag of her home state ME upside down in protest.

Immediately after that speech, Manchin announced his support, calling Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist" who "will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court".

The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed sexual assault accusations against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when the two were in high school.

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Cecily Strong also appeared as Maine Senator Susan Collins, the Republican who dramatically announced that she would cast the deciding vote in favor of Kavanaugh on the Senate floor on Friday. He angrily denied the accusations.

In the end, all but one Republican, Sen.

The brutal hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation dive into Kavanaugh's background and a weeklong delay of the Senate vote.

"We have a lot of women that are extremely happy - a tremendous number - because they're thinking of their sons, they're thinking of their husbands and their brothers and their uncles and others and women are, I think, extremely happy", he said. Members of this body are duty bound to make sure men and women of the highest distinction are appointed to the Supreme Court - fortunately that is the case with the one that stands before us today.

Sophia Piper, a 16-year-old from Kavanaugh's hometown of Bethesda, Md., told Van Sant she chose to demonstrate against Kavanaugh's confirmation Saturday "in support of all survivors who have told their stories and been met with disbelief from their parents, law enforcement, any other adult in power in their lives".

A final confirmation vote is expected Saturday afternoon.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the nomination "one of the saddest moments in the history of the Senate", and said, "this chapter will be a flashing red warning light of what to avoid". "I have voted no".

Their vote, which was paired because Daines could not attend, maintains the same two-vote margin and does not change the outcome. "I therefore withdraw my vote".

Ahead of a procedural vote on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell framed the confirmation fight not only as a battle over the Supreme Court, but as a test of whether the Senate should believe allegations against a nominee that don't come with firm corroboration.

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