The political scramble extended to Senate Democrats, with those of them running in states won by Trump in 2016 explained a critical vote that could, in part, determine their fate.
He claimed the intensity has proved to be an aid to Republican unity in the Senate, as the party prepares to take the issue onto the campaign trail. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in the speech where she announced her support for Kavanaugh, tipping the Senate balance in his favor.
Trump remains the campaign's biggest wild card. It may take them much longer to regain their sanity.
Kavanaugh's ascendance to the Supreme Court gives conservatives a majority that could restrict abortion rights and halt the expansion of the rights of LGBT people. "The one thing that she recollects with 100 percent accuracy is that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her".
Kavanaugh fought back against the accusations, denying them in angry and tearful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that was viewed live on television by around 20 million people.
The final vote on Kavanaugh came amid raucous protests in the Senate chamber itself and far beyond.
The Democrats are still smarting from the previous Supreme Court appointment.
With judge Brett Kavanaugh officially ascending to the Supreme Court on Saturday afternoon, New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to denounce the new Associate Justice, who replaces retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. He should not be there.
Collins reviewed the results of the investigation, which included testimony from 10 different witnesses but not from Ford or Kavanaugh, on Friday.
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Basically, it's the final arbiter of U.S. law.
Brett Kavanaugh is the polar opposite of an honest arbiter.
When Vice President Mike Pence, who presided over the vote, exited the Senate, he was booed and.
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.
But he also revealed something the public didn't know about him, which is that beneath the all-American image he tried to present up until the hearing, lurked an emotional bully that lacks the temper and personal conduct necessary to be a Supreme Court justice. And the political headwinds from the Kavanaugh confirmation are unlikely to blow in just one direction. That is the worst start possible for a Supreme Court justice. While she is to be applauded and commended for taking a stance knowing full well what could happen to her if she did, she was right that she would be jumping in front of an unstoppable train.
The conservative was confirmed as judge.
On the opposing side, his supporters rallied behind Trump, who ridiculed Kavanaugh's main accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the others opposing him calling them "an angry left-wing mob".
Another group of protesters stormed toward the doors of the nearby Supreme Court building with raised fists.
The prolonged nomination battle has roiled American politics, disrupting the status quo on Capitol Hill and firing up both Republicans and opposition Democrats a month before the midterms.