McConnell undermines Trump and Senate Republicans with support for Murkowksi

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court by Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy

"This is truly an historic week for America", said Trump, praising Republican senators for standing up to what he called "the Democrats' shameful campaign of political and personal destruction" against his nominee.

Democrats had fought tooth and nail to stop Kavanaugh´s candidacy, claiming that the accomplished, conservative-minded judge was not suited to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

The bitterly divided U.S. Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh, with just one Democrat supporting him.

Murkowski's comments come after Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault by multiple women (allegations he categorically denies), was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace vouched for frequent guest and Democratic attorney Michael Avenatti on September 26 when his client Julie Swetnick came forward with claims-which she later changed-that Kavanaugh was involved with parties where gang rapes routinely occurred and he spiked girls' drinks.

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His attempt to frame his apology to Kavanaugh as coming on behalf of the entire nation also overlooks public antipathy toward the nominee.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 7-8, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. Fifty-six percent (56%) are angry about how the Senate treated Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, including 35% who are Very Angry. Before the pivotal vote, several of the women confronting lawmakers in Senate halls were revealed to be high-ranking members of activist groups funded by billionaire liberal financier George Soros.

Other major polls reflected similar sentiment. Almost two-thirds, or 63%, of likely women voters said they will vote for the Democratic congressional nominee in November, compared to 33% of likely women voters who said they'll vote Republican. But there's reason to believe that the Kavanaugh fight has helped Republicans "nationalize" some key races in deep-red territory: In recent weeks, Kevin Cramer has taken a commanding lead over Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota (as the congressman has steadfastly supported Kavanaugh in needlessly misogynistic terms), while Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has pulled ahead of former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee.

Kavanaugh will be closely scrutinized from his first day on the bench. He said critics predicted sex-harassment accusations made against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 confirmation hearings would hamper his service on the Supreme Court.

"On the Supreme Court I will seek to be a force for stability and unity". Kavanaugh was joined at the ceremony by his wife and two daughters.

"If I'm chairman, they won't take it [Supreme Court nomination] up", said Grassley. Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 82-year-old jurist who Kavanaugh replaced, was in the courtroom, as were members of the new justice's family. He had already hired four law clerks, all women. Every litigant in the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their arguments with respect and an open mind.

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