Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

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Hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol steps Saturday afternoon to protest the looming vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. That would let Kavanaugh win by the same two-vote margin he'd have received had both senators voted. Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary.

If you want to see how debate should be conducted in the Senate, as the founders sought to resolve the difficulty of unifying a democracy composed a various interests and beliefs, take 45 minutes out of your day and listen to watch she said in its entirety. A final vote on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination is expected as early as 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Still, failing to confirm Kavanaugh would have been a disaster for the Republicans and the party's victory may also energize conservatives.

Manchin is the only Democrat who's likely to vote in favor of Kavanaugh.

Trump was in Kansas to campaign for Kris Kobach, secretary of state and the Republican nominee for governor, and Steve Watkins, the GOP nominee in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas.

Hours after his Supreme Court pick was sworn in Saturday, President Donald Trump said on Fox News that those who made up "false" stories about Brett Kavanaugh should be penalized. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that she opposes Kavanaugh because of his temperament.

Demonstrators block the main entrance door as they take the steps of the US Supreme Court protesting the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC, on October 6, 2018.

Collins - a moderate Republican from ME - said Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him were not substantiated with corroborating evidence.

On Friday, announcements of support by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia made Saturday's confirmation vote an anticlimactic formality.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), a vulnerable Senate Democrat, voted yes on the motion to cloture and might signal that he might vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That support all but assured Republicans of the votes they needed to push the nomination across the finish line.

They held signs reading "Kava Nope" and "Shame, Collins", the latter a reference to the announcement by Sen.

While she respects her colleagues' support for Kavanaugh, Murkowski said, "I also that think we're at a place where we need to think about the credibility and integrity of our institutions". They said he also seemed ready to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's alleged connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court.

That vote occurred amid smoldering resentment by partisans on both sides, on and off the Senate floor.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY called the fight "a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia's seat".

Avenatti, in an interview with USA TODAY, said it was despicable that Trump and others, including members of the media, would call his client's claims false without first investigating them.

"I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where it now appears all but certain for President Trump's Supreme Court pick". They said he also seemed ready to rule for Trump if federal authorities probing his 2016 campaign's connections to Russian Federation try to pursue him in court.

This mutual friend was identified to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by Deborah Ramirez as a witness to the sexual misconduct Kavanaugh allegedly committed against her at a college party in which he shoved his genitals in her face.

Yet Kavanaugh's pathway to confirmation seemed unfettered until Ford accused him of drunkenly sexually assaulting her in a locked bedroom at a 1982 high school gathering. The post also plugged a website to "cancel Kavanaugh".

Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues including abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage.

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