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.
Kavanaugh's nomination is a major victory for the President ahead of the key mid-term elections in November.
Judge Kavanaugh has been embroiled in a fierce row over historic allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies.
"I am here because President Trump mocked sexual assault victims", said North Carolina native Kara Harrington, 50.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shared the president's optimism.
Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial swearing-in two days after he officially became a member of the high court and following a bitter partisan fight over his nomination. Ford's allegations and the ensuing public scrutiny inspired women across the country to share their own stories of sexual assault, and many women reported feeling personally victimized by Kavanaugh's confirmation and the willingness of predominantly Republican lawmakers to overlook the attempted rape allegation against him. "It would take Republicans another week of slow deliberations to win over the small handful of swing votes who would determine Judge Kavanaugh's fate".
"The Supreme Court is a team of nine and I will always be a team player on the team of nine", Kavanaugh said.
Trump had once said he found her testimony credible.
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say she hasn't been able to move home because of death threats over her testimony against Brett Kavanaugh. Heidi Heitkamp defied her state's support for Trump and voted against Kavanaugh's confirmation. He said that inaction on nominees is suggested only when the Senate was controlled by a party in opposition to the president. Kavanaugh, Collins insisted, "fits within the mainstream of legal thought" and is "more of a centrist than his critics maintain"; further, he has a "record of judicial independence" and will protect abortion rights as well as access to health insurance if one has a preexisting condition-which, of course, would be just about anyone over the age of 40.
The 53-year-old justice was sworn in on Saturday evening in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court.
"Folks who feel very strongly one way or the other about the issues in front of us should get out and vote and participate", Senator Coons said. She was the only Republican who voted against the appointment. Following the hearing and under tremendous political pressure, Trump had ordered a last-minute Federal Bureau of Investigation supplemental inquiry. GOP operatives say they're also seeing renewed Republican interest in states such as Wisconsin, where Democratic candidates for both Senate and governor have been polling strong. "They know that the senators who are making these confirmation decisions are the people who are elected by their voters, and so as voters they have a role to play".
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