White House Down actor James Woods, a Republican known for sharing his right-wing views and staunch support of Donald Trump online, returned to Twitter after being locked out of his account by the social media company for refusing to delete a tweet it had flagged. “And that was from the heart, that was from the heart”, Trump added.
He said events had “strained our basic principles of fairness and justice” and that the vote showed the Senate was “an institution where evidence and facts matter”. Some have had none.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice Saturday, hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him.
The final vote Saturday capped a bitter confirmation process that included a heated Capitol Hill hearing on the abuse allegations Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford leveled against him in September.
The allegations against Kavanaugh elicited conversations about the #MeToo movement that could reach into the future. Members of this body are duty bound to make sure men and women of the highest distinction are appointed to the Supreme Court – fortunately that is the case with the one that stands before us today.
The president praised Kavanaugh, calling him “a man of great character”, while also condemning Democrats for their “disgraceful campaign” against him.
“Each of you in four weeks will have your chance to render your verdict on the Democrats’ conduct at the ballot box”, he said.
Dozens were arrested as they and others chanted “Vote them out!” and “No justice, no seat!”
The inclusion of the question, which critics state is created to reduce participation by immigrants, could lead to an undercount of the US population in certain regions and thus the malapportionment of electoral votes and congressional seats in a manner that could hurt the Democratic Party. People shouted “shame, shame” as Manchin spoke to reporters about his decision.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said, “The Senate has been an embarrassment”. Corey Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Feinstein.
Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One while flying to a campaign rally in Kansas, Trump said of Kavanaugh: “We’re very honored that he was able to withstand this terrible, frightful attack by the Democrats”.
He again called Sen.
“Rep. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, confronting a tough re-election race next month in a state that Trump won in 2016 by a landslide, was the sole Democrat to vote against Kavanaugh”.
“Her testimony was extremely courageous and I felt [it was] extremely credible and believable and it stands as such”. “What goes around comes around”, he said.
“How good was Sen”.
“On Friday, in the moment that made clear Kavanaugh would prevail, Collins delivered a speech saying that Ford’s Judiciary Committee telling of the alleged 1982 assault was “sincere, painful and compelling”. “The horror they had to endure from these people like Blumenthal and Booker, who was a disaster as the mayor of Newark”.
Protesters could be found inside the U.S. Capitol as well. “Judge Kavanaugh expressed a kind of raw tribal partisanship that we don’t normally hear from judges, and if he were on the court no doubt those on the left would think he decided the way he did, at least in part, because of his Republican Party leanings”.
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.
Three female GOP senators – Jodi Ernst of Iowa, West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito and Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS, sat directly behind Collins as she spoke.
Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a fellow moderate and a friend of Collins, is the only Republican who has indicated she will vote no.
The president is in Kansas to support Kris Kobach, the GOP nominee for governor, as well as political newcomer Steve Watkins, a Republican seeking to succeed retiring congresswoman, Lynn Jenkins.
Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., planned to skip the event because of a previous commitment in his district, according to his campaign manager, CJ Grover.