Serena Williams' husband slams double standards between her and Brett Kavanaugh

Demonstrators protest against Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court

Demonstrators protest against Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court

Ahead of the USA mid-term elections, Mr Trump added: "I think you're going to see a lot of things happen on 6 November that would not have happened before".

Mr Trump said Mr Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", as he left for a trip to Florida.

The president - whose Republicans fear losing at least the lower chamber of Congress in November - angrily predicted that the Kavanaugh row would backfire on Democrats.

The ranking member of the House judiciary committee, Jerry Nadler of NY, has said his party would investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh if the Democrats reclaim the majority in the chamber.

'I think it's an insult to the American public, ' Trump said of the organized opposition to Kavanaugh.

The two-vote margin of victory in the Senate made it the closest Supreme Court confirmation vote since 1881 - and by far the most contentious since Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination, declaring he was "100 percent" certain his nominee was innocent. Those millions of voters, the organizations who represent them, the president who promised them to overturn Roe, the forty-nine other Republican senators voting for Kavanaugh who oppose abortion rights-or Susan Collins?

"We'll see whether there's a vacancy in 2020", McConnell said.

Things took an ugly turn in the last few weeks, when three women came forward with allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted them. "I mean - they've come to our homes, they've, you know, basically brushed up against members".

"I think it will be something very, very special", Trump told reporters gathered on the South Lawn.

Kavanaugh's first cases will be mostly technical, but later this term he'll hear a case that could affect criminal investigations of people tied to Trump. Kasich appeared on CNN's State of the Union and Coons was on NBC's Meet the Press.

But Republican operatives say internal polling now shows Kavanaugh's acrimonious confirmation has given the party a much-needed boost, with GOP voters viewing Democrats as overzealous partisans following the public testimony by Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the judge of trying to rape her while they were both in high school. Eighteen of his former female law clerks signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Kavanaugh's confirmation in July.

Mr Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years.

"'I thought "Oh my goodness, he perhaps needs to withdraw", ' said Sen". Heidi Heitkamp, who voted "no" on Kavanaugh. "The best student, the best scholar, the great intellect, incredible record over many years".

During her October 5 speech, Collins claimed that Kavanaugh "will work to lessen the divisions" in the U.S. But during his angry, bitter diatribe before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, Trump's nominee hardly sounded nonpartisan.

Ness tried to backtrack with a subsequent tweet: "Brett kavanaugh will be dealing with death threats for the rest of his life being on the Supreme Court".

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