Democrats: Kavanaugh confirmation sends 'terrible message' to women

Lisa Banks the attorneys representing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford spoke to ABC News about the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Lisa Banks the attorneys representing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford spoke to ABC News about the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Some have had none.

"The White House took grief for setting the scope, but we gave them the scope", said McConnell of Kentucky.

The Senate's vote on Saturday (October 6) was 50 to 48 - the narrowest margin since 1881, the Washington Post points out - and came in almost precisely down party lines.

President Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

Critics have objected to Kavanaugh over his sexual assault allegations, as well as his record and statements that have been widely regarded as partisan.

"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", the senator said on the Senate floor.

Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues including abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage. "It showed no corroboration -- no nothing". Democrats hope that the roll call, exactly a month from elections in which House and Senate control are in play, will prompt infuriated women and liberals to stream to the polls to oust Republicans.

When the topic of POTUS's itchy Twitter fingers came up, she said, "I don't always agree [with] what he tweets and I tell him that".

"Just imagine the devastation they would cause if they ever obtained the power they so desperately want", Trump added, prompting "Drain the Swamp" chants.

While Judge Kavanaugh was sworn in, in a private ceremony, protests continued outside, with some even rushing to the doors and banging on them in fury.

"The democrats have become too extreme and too risky to govern", Trump said.

"You don't want those people in office, folks", he said, referring to Sens.

He highlighted three - New Jersey Sen.

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The convoy of the US First Lady however passed by without any incident and Mrs Trump might have seen the protests. Trump noted Melania was receiving an fantastic amount of love from Africa, something that made him happy.

West Virginia's Joe Manchin is also planning to vote yes on Kavanaugh-the only Democrat to do so. "But I'm anxious. I am really anxious that this becomes the new normal, where we find new and even more creative ways to tear one another down".

"Based on the fact that he has been a great judge for the past 12 years I think he would make a great justice based on his opinions as a judge".

"I am sad that President Obama's nominee for the Court, Merrick Garland, couldn't even get an interview with many Senators, let alone a hearing before the full Senate despite the Constitutional requirement that the Senate "advise and consent" on the President's Supreme Court nominations".

"How good was Sen".

"We will be ill-served in the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness, tempting though it may be", she said.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said. "The horror they had to endure from these people like Blumenthal and Booker, who was a disaster as the mayor of Newark".

"I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court".

"We live in this world where it's just the nine of us", Kagan said.

The vote marks the end of the most fraught successful confirmation process at least since the 1991 appointment of Clarence Thomas, another conservative judge, who was also almost derailed by claims of personal misconduct.

"I think it was justified when you look at the actual process that was suppose to happen".

The Kavanaugh fight has riveted Americans weeks before November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from the Republicans. He urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress.

Trump is visiting Topeka for a Saturday evening fundraiser and rally for Kris Kobach, the controversial secretary of state running for Kansas governor, and Steve Watkins, the GOP nominee in a key congressional race there.

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