Kavanaugh is accompanied by his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, third from left, and children Margaret, second from left, and Liza.
He was confirmed by the Senate in a 50-48 vote on Saturday. The other eight justices were all in attendance. "They're a credit to the country and the Senate", Kavanaugh said.
In 2009 when Sotomayor was sworn in, administration officials said Obama wanted to forgo a White House oath as a sign of the new justice's independence.
In an interview with Fox News Channel's Martha McCallum, Grassley was asked whether he believes the Senate should take up a hypothetical Supreme Court nomination during 2020, when President Donald Trump will be up for reelection.
After an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House - also found nothing new, Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post.
A little more than a month away from the critical ballots that could see the party lose control of the House of Representatives, a new poll finds the Democrats' overall lead has dwindled and they are no longer more enthusiastic about voting than Republicans.
Pointing out that Kavanaugh's confirmation was approved by the smallest margin of any Supreme Court Justice since 1881, Kimmel referenced the widespread protests that ensued.
"She's certainly going to recover", he said.Читайте также: Xero drives awareness to fight stigma of mental health
Hours before the White House ceremony, Trump accused opposition Democrats of plotting to remove Kavanaugh from the bench.
He told an audience that included the entire Supreme Court and a Who´s Who of Republican movers and shakers that he had "no bitterness" and would never bring politics into the top court.
At a political rally in support of Iowa and Nebraska Republicans, Trump called the Democrats' attempt to block Kavanaugh from the high court "a national embarrassment, a national disgrace", without mentioning the sexual assault accusation raised by Christine Blasey Ford when she and Kavanaugh were high school students in 1982.
Likewise, strong supporters of President Donald Trump were the most likely to express concern over false allegations.
He denied the allegations and in a blistering partisan attack during a Senate hearing on Sept 27, accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
Protesters and demonstrations necessitated "extraordinary security measures" to protect the Senate, Supreme Court, the Kavanaugh family, he said. "It is not a partisan or political institution", said Kavanaugh, who was to take up his seat on the nine-member bench on October 9. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.
Kavanaugh is expected to push the court further to the right as he is replacing Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justices on key social issues including in cases involving abortion and gay rights.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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