Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in; major Trump victory

Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court

Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford while the two were in high school in the 1980s.

Protestors storm the East Front steps of the US Capitol before the US Senate votes on the confirmation.

In final remarks just before the voting, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said a vote for Kavanaugh was "a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the Senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow".

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanaugh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination.

Two Republican waverers, Susan Collins and Jeff Flake, finally chose to back the judge.

"When I hear that, it causes me huge pain because I have met with so many survivors of sexual attacks, including close friends".

Asked by reporters aboard Air Force One what message he had for women across the country who feel the nomination sends a message that their allegations of sexual assault aren't believed, Trump disagreed with the premise, saying women "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh" and "were in many ways stronger than the men in his favour".

"We simply followed the tradition in America, which is if you have a party of a different - a different Senate of a different party than the president, you don't fill a vacancy created in the presidential year", he told "Fox News Sunday's" Chris Wallace.

"She had talked about this assault to her husband, to others, before Brett Kavanaugh was ever nominated to the Supreme Court", Hirono continued. I have to stop and explain it's been a insane couple of weeks, ' he said.

Former Obama White House Communications Director Jen Psaki tweeted, "who wants to run for Senate in Maine? there will be an army of supporters with you", to which Rice responded simply, "Me".

Kavanaugh succeeds retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was often the decisive swing vote on social issues. Those allegations magnified the clash from a routine Supreme Court struggle over judicial ideology into an angrier, more complex jumble of questions about victims' rights, the presumption of innocence and personal attacks on nominees.

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 Senate, under McConnell held no hearings and even refused to meet with the nominee.

At a political rally in MS on Tuesday, Trump mocked Ford's account of what she says was a drunken attack on her by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers.

With just over four weeks until election day, there is still time for the dynamics to shift again - and the political headwinds from the Kavanaugh confirmation are unlikely to blow in just one direction.

"An FBI investigation that did not include interviews of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh is not a meaningful investigation in any sense of the word", they said in a statement quoted in United States media.

Hirono's assertion that there was corroborating evidence that supported Ford's story is false, as prosecutor Rachel Mitchell specifically noted in her 5-page memo on Ford's testimony.

Hundreds of protesters were arrested on Capitol Hill this week - including several dozen in the hours leading to the final vote.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the only Republican to break ranks in Friday's cloture vote.

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