President Donald Trump took a prime-time victory lap on Monday night following the successful confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, proudly proclaiming that the man had been "proven innocent" after a "campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception". Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for her vote to block Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has no plans to oppose her if she runs for re-election in 2022.
The tone inside the courtroom was collegial, in contrast to the venom of Kavanaugh's confirmation fight.
Employing Jackson, let alone four women, went against a longstanding tradition of little to no diversity among Supreme Court law clerks.
Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.
Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.
Kavanaugh jumped in, asking a series of questions during the proceedings.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in during an official ceremony yesterday at the White House.
As Justice Kavanaugh settles into his lifetime seat on the bench of the nation's highest court, the left remains angry.
Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, earning 50 "yes" votes - the fewest for any Supreme Court justice in the modern era. "100 percent", Trump said, adding: "I don't want to get sued, so 99 percent".
The cases challenge the types of crimes that qualify as violent felonies under that law and can lead to 15-year mandatory minimum sentences for a defendant.
However, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan did not offer remarks during their respective swearing-in ceremonies, opting, instead, to speak at receptions with then-President Barack Obama regarding their appointments.
Speaking to a crowd of thousands, Trump said he was delivering a promise he'd made to Iowa voters years ago when he campaigned ahead of the state's caucuses.
After an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe－which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House－also found nothing new, Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post. It's fitting, as one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, said he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s, and another, Deborah Ramirez, accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student. Two other women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s.
He later expressed regret over some of his comments.
All eight of the Supreme Court's other justices attended the White House ceremony, a show of collegiality by members of an ideologically divided court.
The website said Kavanaugh's confirmation is "putting a national focus on the issue of sexual assault - and how we as a country can and should do more to prevent it and to support those who have experienced it".
Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters.