Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the emotionally draining Brett Kavanaugh saga was a "hoax" perpetrated by "evil" Senate Democrats involving some intentionally faked claims of sexual assault that were created to derail the newest Supreme Court justice.

"The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and there's no way to do even an investigation unless we flip one of the houses".

"My colleague Heidi is taking a very tough stand for her state - one that is likely to draw a lot of outside money looking to defeat her on Election Day", Murphy wrote.

"Now they're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers", Trump said. But here's a question those on both sides of the issue might ask themselves: Do we want to live in a winner-take-all nation, where those who hold the power ignore or attempt to erase such a substantial portion of the electorate?

The two-vote margin of victory made it the closest Supreme Court confirmation vote since 1881 - and by far the most contentious since Clarence Thomas in 1991. "That's because it's like, I got to win, and you got to lose".

Mr Kavanaugh was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including a California professor who testified under oath that he tried to assault her at a high school party decades ago.

Earlier, Kasich sidestepped discussing his own views on Kavanaugh, urging the country to could accept the Senate's decision so that the court could move forward.

When Trump ran for the presidency in 2016, he vowed to appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court, disclosing a list of possible candidates.

Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday over the widespread objections of women across the country - and one of his first actions was to install an all-female staff.

On Saturday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kavanaugh by 50-48 votes, which was mostly on party lines.

A separate, public swearing-in ceremony is planned for 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) Monday in the White House's East Room.

"I've said to the women who are justifiably angry but determined. they should be just focused like a laser beam on the elections", Hirono added. "We don't give up", he said.

A month before the election, the Supreme Court showdown over Brett Kavanaugh is fueling a surge in fundraising and enthusiasm for both Democrats and Republicans. Kasich appeared on CNN's State of the Union and Coons was on NBC's Meet the Press. "It was a great vote, a very historic vote", Trump said. But there's reason to believe that the Kavanaugh fight has helped Republicans "nationalize" some key races in deep-red territory: In recent weeks, Kevin Cramer has taken a commanding lead over Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota (as the congressman has steadfastly supported Kavanaugh in needlessly misogynistic terms), while Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has pulled ahead of former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee.

Susan Collins and her ilk knew the tactics they used to malign Anita Hill wouldn't work, so instead of calling Dr. Ford a liar, they all agreed to say she was a victim, but too dumb or hysterical to know who her perpetrator was.

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