Published: Mon, October 08, 2018

Kavanaugh 'Hoax Set Up By Dems' Will Cost Them In The Midterms

Kavanaugh 'Hoax Set Up By Dems' Will Cost Them In The Midterms

Activists occupy the front steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".

Protesters also disrupted the vote itself in the US Senate multiple times before being dragged.

He also said Mr Trump had "stooped to new depths" in mocking the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford.

Kavanaugh said: 'I understand the importance that people attach to the Roe v. Wade decision, to the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision'.

The confirmation means Trump has succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court - tilting it decidedly to the right in a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term.

Minority Democrat leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Kavanaugh did not belong on the bench as he had "obscured his views to the American people", "repeatedly misled the Senate" and delivered one of the "bitterest and most partisan testimonies ever presented by a nominee".

Meanwhile, Christine Blasey Ford - who said the judge sexually assaulted her at a house party in 1982 when they were high school students - has been unable to move back home because of "unending" death threats, according to one of her lawyers.

On Monday evening, Mr Trump will host another swearing-in ceremony for him at the White House. They chanted, "Vote them out!"

During the vote, other protesters shouted "shame" from the public gallery and Vice-President Mike Pence had to call for order to be restored.

Trump says he thinks many Democrats will vote Republican in next month's midterm elections because they're angry about Kavanaugh's treatment.

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has been decided. That's what they have become.

That investigation, Democrats have said, could well lead to impeachment proceedings.

Jim Risch, a Republican from Idaho, agreed, saying the friendships that cross party lines are genuine.

Democrats who controlled the chamber in 2013 under then president Barack Obama employed the so-called "nuclear option" to allow his judicial nominees, except those for the Supreme Court, to advance by simple majority, rather than meeting the traditional 60-vote threshold. "Everything was uncorroborated", he told reporters in Topeka, Kansas.

Two Republican waverers, Susan Collins and Jeff Flake, finally chose to back the judge.

The choice of Kavanaugh to replace retired justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

The Democrats are still smarting from the previous Supreme Court appointment.

The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, following another political saga that gripped the nation.

Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, described talk of impeaching the newly sworn-in justice "premature", and called instead for concentrating on the November election.

The FBI submitted the confidential report to the Senate committee Thursday and soon Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the new FBI investigation into Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against him.

The moderate Republican senator sat down for a 60 Minutes interview with longtime CBS anchor, Scott Pelley, whom she discussed the matter into further detail with.

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