Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House

Brett Kavanaugh participates in swearing-in ceremony at White House

Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday over the widespread objections of women across the country - and one of his first actions was to install an all-female staff.

Trump lauded Kavanaugh as a "brilliant jurist" and blamed Democrats for the focus on decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct that dominated debate in the weeks before the nominee's Senate confirmation on Saturday. There is evidence that independent voters, especially women, in the suburbs have struggled with supporting Trump as president.

So, for Democrats, such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY, to say that they are going to investigate Kavanaugh for perjury and related issues if the Democrats take the House and/or Senate is not only premature, but a bad mistake, and one that will only redound to the Democrats' detriment. He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who recently retired amid sexual harassment allegations, and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, whose seat he will now occupy.

Trump's comments came two days after the Senate narrowly confirmed Kavanaugh for the high court. During a campaign rally in MS, the president mocked Ford for not remembering key details of the alleged attack, including the date and location of the party she says she and Kavanaugh attended 36 years ago.

"It unleashed something inside me".

She said she doesn't believe the Kavanaugh story is over.

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.

"We have been energized", President Donald Trump told the crowd at a rally in Topeka, Kansas, Saturday.

"The first lady regrets that she will not be able to celebrate with the Kavanaugh family on such a special evening, but she has a long-standing prior commitment she was unable to change at the last minute", Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told Newsweek in an email Monday morning.

The president - whose Republicans fear losing at least the lower house of Congress in November - angrily predicted that the Kavanaugh row would backfire on Democrats. Following the hearing and under tremendous political pressure, Trump had ordered a last-minute Federal Bureau of Investigation supplemental inquiry.

Hours before the vote, scores of protesters broke through barricades and staged a raucous sit-in protest on the US Capitol steps. Some women in the gallery chanted, "Shame!"

"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", he said.

Demonstrators protest against Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court.

He said "radical Democrats" have become "an angry, left-wing mob" and "too unsafe and too extreme to govern". "And that's what they've become", he said.

"The court sided with the Trump administration to overturn the Affordable Care Act", the narrator says.

"Republicans are the party of law and order and justice". Dr. Ford knew that and she did it anyway, and while the Republicans of the Senate proved her right, we are no less grateful for her decision to speak out anyway.

McConnell has cast Kavanaugh's opponents, many of whom protested in the halls of the Senate and yelled at lawmakers, as "the mob".

"It is a sad day, but the recourse will have to be on election day", Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar told reporters.

Kavanaugh did gain some support since the late summer, with 41 percent of the public now backing his confirmation.

These women gave speeches outside the Hart Senate Office Building and inside its packed hallways, they confronted Senators in public spaces-in airports, hallways, and elevators.

Sen. Susan Collins, whose "yes" vote turned the tide in Kavanaugh's favor, said Sunday on CNN that 'I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant. "I thought - I thought it was one of the most disgraceful performances I've ever seen". Kavanaugh is expected to be a more consistent conservative and cement a five-justice conservative majority. She was the only Republican who voted against the appointment.

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