Published: Sun, October 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to supreme court

Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to supreme court

Beck called the speech "disgusting" and dismissed the notion that Collins had been a swing vote.

Immediately after Collins' speech, Manchin of West Virginia issued a statement declaring his support. People shouted "shame, shame" as Manchin spoke to reporters about his decision. She specifically dismissed the accusations made by Julie Swetnick as "outlandish" (despite the fact that Swetnick was questioned by neither the Senate nor the FBI). He hailed Maine Senator Susan Collins (Cecily Strong), who voted for Kavanaugh and said "it's important to believe women until it's time to stop, but also, I'm a guy's gal, I can party with the big dogs and we are going to have fun tonight". Jeff Flake of Arizona, followed by Republican Sen.

"Kavanaugh's confirmation is devastating as unresolved questions remain about his human rights record, including in relation to the US government's use of torture and other forms of ill treatment, such as during the Central Intelligence Agency detention program", Daphne Eviatar, Amnesty International USA's director of security with human rights, said in a statement. "Vote them out!" and carried signs including, "I am a survivor, not a troublemaker!".

Two other women accused him in the media of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said.

"I have no doubt", Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because "there's nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I'm very honoured to have chosen him". Richard Blumenthal "Da Nang Dick" for his misrepresentation of his service in Vietnam on the trail in 2010, mocking him for his comments on television Friday about honesty in the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

"The moving testimony of Dr. Ford - and the indifference of Republican elected officials - have wounded women across the country".

In the procedural vote Friday that handed Republicans their crucial initial victory, senators voted 51-49 to limit debate, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays.

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But the Kavanaugh spectacle, fueled by extraordinary accusations and counter-claims in nationally televised hearings, and tense battles over an 11th-hour FBI investigation to address the assault allegations, has inflamed political passions.

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.

Several polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind, jumped after the Kavanaugh hearing last week.

Trump also called Kavanaugh, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, en route to Kansas, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Murkowski ultimately withdrew herself from the final tally as a gesture of goodwill toward her Republican colleague, Sen. According to The Hill, the math is tight.

Saturday's vote for Kavanaugh was 50-48. There was a short note from the losing locker room and Senator Chuck Schumer, who took a shot in the nutsack by Senator Joe Manchin, the only Democrat to vote for Kavanaugh. If three of those four vote for Kavanaugh, he is confirmed without Pence needing to jump in. The Republicans vowed to keep "this horny male energy going through the mid-terms".

That balanced out the absence without affecting the outcome, and gave Mr. Kavanaugh the same two-vote margin he'd have received had both lawmakers voted.

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