The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881.
Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh is replacing, will administer the judicial oath in a private ceremony.
Kavanaugh had served as associate counsel and staff secretary under Bush, who has repeatedly praised him as a candidate for the Supreme Court.
Political strategists in both parties suggest the GOP's enthusiastic embrace of Kavanaugh despite the allegations may have shifted the political landscape - at least temporarily - by injecting new energy into the most passionate Republican voters a month before the election.
Ford said she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was her attacker, while the judge steadfastly denied her allegations.
"Imagine the coverage on cable news if an angry mob of conservatives stormed the steps of the Supreme Court building", the Florida senator said in a tweet on Saturday.
Despite her opposition to Kavanaugh, Murkowski ultimately withdrew herself from the final tally as a gesture of goodwill toward her Republican colleague, Sen. It is true that, even after the testimony of Ford and Kavanaugh and an additional FBI investigation seemingly staged primarily for show, her accusations ultimately could not be proven according to a legal standard.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, perhaps the man most responsible for making the nomination into a confirmation, took it all in and predicted a boon for the GOP.
"Now more than ever, our country needs a Supreme Court justice who will rise above ideology, protect the rights of all Americans and preserve our system of checks and balances by stopping presidential abuse of executive power", Butterfield said.
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Ford before the committee. "We have to rise above partisanship in our personal relationships". A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday.
Kavanaugh's confirmation appeared to be in trouble a week ago, when three Republican senators, along with Democrats, demanded a supplemental FBI investigation into allegations brought against the nominee by women, including psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford and his former Yale University classmate Debbie Ramirez. Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, but will be in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.
"Joe Manchin's still a Democrat, and we're trying to hold the majority", the Kentucky Republican said on CBS' "Face the Nation" when asked if he would tell President Donald Trump not to campaign against the red-state Democrat.
On U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he dissented in several environmental cases because he believed that the EPA was not interpreting its governing statutes reasonably.
All the while, crowds of demonstrators - mostly Kavanaugh opponents - ricocheted around the Capitol's grounds and hallways, raising tensions, chanting slogans, interrupting lawmakers' debates, confronting senators and often getting arrested.
President Donald Trump, on board Air Force One, gestures while watching a live television broadcast of the Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Oct. 6, 2018. In Topeka, Trump said he may have the opportunity to name more justices to the high court, and needs a Republican Senate to confirm them.
"Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated", he said in a September statement.
Every Democrat except Sen.
"This is how I met Brett Kavanaugh, the boy who sexually assaulted me". "Brett Kavanaugh is a man of great character and intellect".