Winning: Trump's Nominee, Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

edited October 7 in General
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Associate Supreme Court Justice on Saturday

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice late Saturday, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him to the nation's highest court after a rancorous confirmation battle.

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Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony, accompanied by his wife and children. The ceremonial swearing in is expected to happen on Monday evening at the White House. It means that now-Justice Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday.

The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations.



Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was the sole Democrat to vote “yes.” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was a “no,” but voted “present” as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was attending his daughter’s wedding in Montana.

Democrats reacted to the vote by urging supporters to turn out to the polls in November for the midterms.
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Sources
1.https://www.npr.org/2018/10/06/654409999/final-senate-vote-on-kavanaugh-nomination-expected-saturday

2.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html

Comments

  • MAGA. 2 Trump nomination now sitting in the Supreme court. Trumps impact will be felt long after he leaves the Whitehouse. The Democrats tried to destroy Kavanaugh but it didn't go along as plan. The GOP used their own FBI investigations to their advantage. including this investigations Kavanaugh has now went under 7 background check and still came out clean. The Democrats may have the lower courts but the Highest court in the US has now dipped in favor of the conservative movement. This is a dream that both party had since Reagan. Both party wanted to dip the Supreme court in their favor but under Trump it has been achieved and towards the god fearing and law abiding and Cop supporters of the US.

    Keep America Great.
  • Trump has the economy going up, the Supreme court, the Whitehouse, the military pay raise. This will play a big part in swaying the midterm his and the republicans way.

    Never have i seen the republicans and conservatives this United before. The last time this happened was during the 80s under Reagan. Republicans who were once AGAINST Trump during the 2016 election are now all United under him. All fought back against Democrats in defense of Kavanaugh.

    Now let's cross our fingers for Ginsberg to croak so Trump can appoint another Supreme court Nominee.
  • The republicans are now fighting back. conservatives are using the same tactics the liberals used on them for decades and its amazing.
  • Republican have made a big mistake that will take them down comes this midterm election, and the democrats have gain momentum after the ugly fight of Kavanaugh. Comes November, when democrats wins the senate back, there will be a full blown FBI investigation of Kavanaugh, promised by the democtrats
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    @visafree, sorry but the liberals own poll shows the opposite. Or are they fake news? lol

    Here are a few liberal outlets polls that showed their so called blue wave is losing momentum.

    1.CNBC: Democrats' advantage in recent polls may not bring the 'blue wave' they're hoping for
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/05/democrats-lead-in-polls-may-not-lead-to-blue-wave.html

    2.FivethrityEight:Republicans are favored to win the Senate.
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republicans-are-favorites-in-the-senate-but-democrats-have-two-paths-to-an-upset/

    3. CNN: Democrats path to the Senate in Jeopardy.
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/08/politics/democrats-senate-democrats-have-chance/index.html


    4.ABC News: Republicans will keep the Seante.
    https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/fivethirtyeight-forecasts-republicans-favorites-senate/story?id=57772801
  • The economy and this latest win has fired up the GOP and its base. The democrats want to chose nominations for the supreme court but they forget they have to first win the Whitehouse in order to do that.

    The GOP used the same tactics democrats used to speed get Kavanaugh nominated and confirmed. Now its coming back to haunt them they are crying foul.

    The nuclear option to get nomination confrimed was introduced to the Senate by the Democrats themselves. Now the republicans adapted to their own gain they mad as F**k.
  • And good luck impeaching Kavanaugh because it will take 2/3 of the Senate to agree. And GOP will never vote in favor. And as things goes, you democrats have a up hill battle to the Senate which republicans are predicted to hold.
  • @visafree, the judicial committee does not investigate. The judicial committee is part of the Senate, the Senate write and pass laws. The Job of investigations belongs to the DOJ/FBI. The Senate can call for investigations yes but the investigation will be lead by the DOJ through the FBI. And as we know the FBI found nothing. The democrats are just saying things to reassure their followers.
  • @Rastaman, The Democrats won't and can't impeach a sitting Supreme court justice. That will be unconstitutional.

    This is what Alan Dershowitz had to say, Alan by the way is a Constitutional scholar and law professor at Harvard University. This is what he had to say: HEGSETH: If the Dems take the House, they say they want to impeach. Can they? Should they? DERSHOWITZ: They can't. It would be unconstitutional to institute impeachment proceedings against a sitting justice for something that they accused him of doing when he was a 17-year-old private citizen. It would violate the core concept of the Constitution. What they would do then is they would try to make up an argument that no, they're impeaching him because he lied about what he did 35 years ago – and of course that's what they tried to do with Bill Clinton, and the same Democrats complained about that, calling it a ploy. Look, for the sake of the American people, we have to move forward. The Democrats have to stop trying to have these revenge inquisitions. Let Justice Kavanaugh sit; let him serve as a justice; let's evaluate him as a justice. I won't like some of his decisions. He wouldn't have been my choice; I'm a liberal Democrat – but for the sake of the country, move forward...
    https://www.dailywire.com/news/36832/watch-alan-dershowitz-says-he-will-fight-within-frank-camp

  • So its all talk what the democrats are saying about investing Kavanaugh if they take over the Senate? is there merit behind it?
  • Yes, its all talk. They are trying to calm their babies who are crying. They don't have a worthy excuse other than that they got out outsmarted by the republicans anr facts. Facts which tells us this was a garbage from the get go.

    1.Judge Kavanugh had personal 1 on 1 sit down with every member of the judiciary committee. Including Senator Feinstein, who had the letter ford wrote her about the alleged incident. Feinstein didn't bring this up during the 1 on 1 meetings.

    2.The Democrats had the letter for 20 days, during those 20 days they aksed Kavanaugh questions and interviewed him together and not a single mention of this letter or allegation was brought up.

    3.When it looked like Kavanaugh was going to get the vote from the judiciary committee to advance his nomination to the Senate for voting thats when Feinstein brought up the letter and allegations.

    4. Feinstein claimed the person who wrote the letter wanted to remain anonymous but a day later the Democrats leaked the latter.

    5.The Democrats called for a investigation. Kavanaugh welcomed a investigation and agreed with the Democrats.

    6. FBI conducted investigation for 1 week and found nothing.

    If the Democrats want to impeach Kavanaugh because they think he lied about his drinking not because of the sexual allegations. And if they pursue this route they will go against the same constitution they claim they are trying to protect against Kavanaugh. The Democrats tried once going against the constitution in the American civil war and they lost that war. And they will lose this one too.
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