McConnell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight

Marsha Scott
October 8, 2018

The hashtag BeersforBrett quickly gained momentum on Twitter.

Coons, instead, turned his attention to Trump for mocking Ford last week and said the Kavanaugh controversy was an indictment of the president's character as much as it was a battle within the Senate, coming as more women are speaking up about harrowing experiences.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations and received continued backing from the president as well as vast protest from opponents.

Mr Kavanaugh staunchly denied the allegations, but almost all Democrats in the U.S. senate voted against his confirmation.

"Everybody get out and vote for my friend, Kris Kobach, on election day please", Trump said.

He urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to U.S. congress.

Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they'll support the conservative jurist made Saturday's confirmation vote a formality, an anticlimactic finale to a battle that riveted the nation for almost a month.

The Republican-controlled Senate is set for a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Saturday, which could put Kavanaugh on the court as early as next week.

Kavanaugh, a conservative jurist, fills the seat of Kennedy, a swing vote on the court.

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court drew sharp reactions from Hollywood celebrities.

The nomination fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh has injected new volatility into the midterm elections, reshaping races across the United States and sharpening the already bitterly partisan tone for the final four-week stretch before voters go to the polls on November 7. And she said numerous demonstrators, regardless of their opinions about the Supreme Court nominee, shared a common sentiment: They don't feel their voices are being heard.

Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday evening. House contests this year already were expected to be determined by suburban women, who had pulled away from the President over his term in the White House and appear to be the most sympathetic to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who testified that Kavanaugh had assaulted her when both were teenagers.

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Another group of protesters stormed toward the doors of the nearby Supreme Court building with raised fists.

At a political rally in MS on Tuesday, Trump mocked Ford's account of what she says was a drunken attack on her byKavanaugh when they were teenagers. Ford's pained recounting of the alleged sexual assault she said happened while she and Kavanaugh were in high school and Kavanaugh's blistering denials gripped the nation as hours of testimony aired on national TV.

"It unleashed something inside me". "I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did".

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley offered up some words of praise for protesters ahead of the vote.

McConnell, in two news show interviews, tried to distinguish between President Donald Trump's nomination of Kavanaugh this year and his own decision not to have the GOP-run Senate consider President Barack Obama's high court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.

"Our base is fired up". Although she said Mr Kavanaugh was a "good man", she said he was "not the right person for the court at this time" and his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable".

"They're thinking of their sons, they're thinking of their husbands, their brothers, their uncles, and others and women are, I think, extremely happy", Trump told reporters.

But after an 11th-hour investigation by the FBI into the allegations, enough wavering senators chose to back the nomination.

The dispute over Kavanaugh has added fuel to campaigning for the elections in November when Democrats will try to take control of Congress from the Republicans.

"The Democrats are willing to cause such destruction in the pursuit of power - just imagine the devastation they would cause if they ever obtained the power they so desperately want".

"I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation", he said to roars, thanking Republican senators for refusing to back down "in the face of the Democrats' shameless campaign of political and personal destruction".

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