Kavanaugh sworn into Supreme Court after divisive fight

Kavanaugh Hires Court's First All-Female Team of Clerks

Kavanaugh Hires Court's First All-Female Team of Clerks

'The things they said about him!

In an interview with Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday, Trump said the allegations against Kavanaugh "weren't true" and that he mocked Ford to "even the playing field". "Outraged." Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on ABC Sunday to concur, adding that "a lot of women, including me", saw the controversy over his nomination as nothing but "political, political character assassination".

"What happened this last week was a seriously devastating blow for women, [their] voices, and standing up for themselves", she said on Midday Movers (video above).

"I've been hearing that they're now thinking of 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", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn before departing for a police convention in Orlando. But in a well-functioning democracy, the Senate would have rejected Kavanaugh's nomination: The 50 senators who voted him onto the court last weekend collectively represent just 44 percent of the USA population.

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.

"What I told you is what the history of the Senate has been", McConnell replied.

USA Today, meanwhile, has a preview of Kavanaugh's first cases; none are particularly controversial. After reports broke out of her husband's alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford), Melania Trump did not travel with the president to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Wavering voters often move back toward their party's candidates as Election Day nears, and most of the competitive Senate races are in states that voted for Trump by a significant margin.

Kavanaugh repeatedly denied the allegation and, following an FBI background investigation, was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday after senators voted largely along party lines. Democrats hope the ugly fight will help them grab a majority in the House for the first time since 2010 while Republicans hope disgust over the treatment of Kavanaugh will help them preserve control of the Senate. Gov. John Kasich of OH predicted "a good year" for Democrats in the November elections and said he wonders about "the soul of our country" in the long term after the tumultuous hearings.

The president will host a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday evening. "We don't give up", he said. Heitkamp said she was concerned about Kavanaugh's temperament after his emotional performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Ford knew that and she did it anyway, and while the Republicans of the Senate proved her right, we are no less grateful for her decision to speak out anyway. "I think that after the dust settles on the night of [Nov.] 6th, I think that's where we start to evaluate".

Heading into pivotal midterm elections, McConnell tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the Republican-run Senate consider then President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.

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