US Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Trump wins: Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court

Trump wins: Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court

The vote closes out a bitter struggle over Kavanaugh's nomination, inflamed by accusations that he sexually assaulted women in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber.

Following the vote, millions of people sounded off on social media, including WKYC viewers, OH politicians, and national celebrities.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 27.

The chamber voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong Federal Bureau of Investigation probe apparently helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that almost derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to delay the floor vote for one week so the FBI could investigate Ford's allegations, as well as those of Deborah Ramirez.

Kavanaugh's confirmation process has laid bare the partisan gridlock on Capitol Hill and the political polarization of America just a month before midterm elections.

Reflecting Saturday on the nomination process, Toomey expressed frustration with the intense partisan fight that immediately ensued when Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

Kavanaugh served as associate White House counsel from 2001-03 and served as White House staff secretary from 2003-06. Since there are more Republicans than Democrats in the current Senate, the result is not in doubt.

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Republicans countered that the more than 400,000 pages of documents they provided were more than sufficient. The vote unfolded with protesters shouting from the gallery.

Demonstrators interrupted hearings, blocked hallways, and participated in sit-ins in members' offices.

"Our country needs to have a reckoning on these issues, and there is only one remedy". Senators who support the judge have put their allegiance to Trump ahead of the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, he said.

"We were not intimidated by the mob", McConnell (R-Ky.) said at a news conference following the vote.

While fellow actress Alyssa Milano, who helped spark the Me Too movement by encouraging victims to tweet about their harassment or abuse, said she was "terrified and outraged".

"These things blow over", he said.

When it came to President Donald Trump's selection for the current vacancy, both Pennsylvania lawmakers made their positions clear early on.

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