Kavanaugh staunchly denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.
“I think you’re going to see a lot of things happen on November 6th that would not have happened before”, Trump said.
He later told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in an interview from his limousine that once he made the comments, “it started to sail through”.
On Saturday, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Kavanaugh by 50-48 votes, which was mostly on party lines.
“The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and there’s no way to do even an investigation unless we flip one of the houses”, replied Booker.
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. “And I think it’s going to really show you something come November 6th”.
Trump had originally called Ford’s testimony credible but later changed his tune and mocked her for forgetting certain details.
Mr Rosenstein has denied the report as “factually incorrect” and Mr Trump has chose to keep him in his post.
He predicted during his morning White Hous departure that midterm voters will reward Republican lawmakers who supported Kavanaugh, defying conventional wisdom that suggests Democrats have momentum fueled by resentful protesters.
With Kavanaugh taking the place of the more moderate Anthony Kennedy, conservatives should have a working majority of five justices to restrict abortion rights, limit the use of race in college admissions and rein in federal regulators.
While liberal activists have called for the impeachment of Kavanaugh, many Democratic legislators have tried to tamp down such talk in recent days.
Hours later in Orlando, Florida, Trump told a convention of police chiefs that the weeks of constitutional limbo that put Kavanaugh’s career in jeopardy and mobilized feminist groups ‘was a disgraceful situation brought about by people that are evil, and he toughed it out’.
In Garland’s case, McConnell argued that a nomination to the Supreme Court should not be considered before a presidential election.
“Putting strict constructionists, relatively young, on the courts for lifetime appointments is the best way to have a long-term positive impact on America”, McConnell said, “And today is a seminal moment in that effort”.
Asked about reports that some Democrats might try to impeach Kavanaugh – who was accused of sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford when they both were teens – should they retake the House next month.
But in a well-functioning democracy, the Senate would have rejected Kavanaugh’s nomination: The 50 senators who voted him onto the court last weekend collectively represent just 44 percent of the US population.
“The new conservative majority on the Supreme Court threatens a rollback of protections for people with pre-existing conditions, more leverage for corporate special interests over working families, and little hope to reform Citizens United”, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote in a weekend letter created to galvanized Democrats. With Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) supporting the nomination, that was the ball game.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. “I had never been more [angry] in my life”. Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party at Yale.