GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

GOP poised to elevate Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

There was enormous relief at the White House where Trump watched a vote that takes him one final step closer to becoming the Republican president who enshrined a conservative majority on the Supreme Court - an achievement that will elevate him in history.

Susan Collins several times ahead of her announcement Friday that she would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court - and he's been out of office for almost a decade.

Manchin released his statement declaring his support for Kavanaugh shortly after Collins finished her speech - and after Republicans had already secured enough votes to confirm the judge, meaning that Manchin would not be the deciding vote.

Ms Collins, a moderate, pro-choice lawmaker from ME, said Mr Kavanaugh was entitled to the "presumption of innocence" as the allegations against him lacked corroborating evidence.

In her speech, Murkowski said she was initially leaning toward supporting Kavanaugh but that the ultimate reason for her vote against the nomination was her concern that Kavanaugh did not possess the temperament to properly represent the Supreme Court.

In Egypt Saturday, during her first solo trip overseas, First Lady Melania Trump told reporters that she has told him to put his phone down and stop tweeting and that she doesn't always agree with the president's sentiments.'I don't always agree with what he tweets, and I tell him that, ' she told reporters.

After weeks of intense debate that has gripped the nation, the conservative appeals court judge on Friday won vows of support from two centrist senators, leaving no clear path in the Senate for Kavanaugh's opponents to block him. "Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit".

Images posted online show protesters standing on the steps of the US Capitol, with multiple police officers also seen on the stairs. She said that Kavanaugh was a "man filled with anger and aggression" at last week's Senate hearing.

The Senate vote on confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is certain to be close, even if the outcome is no longer suspenseful.

Asked about the #MeToo movement and her husband's recent comments about its potential impact on men, first lady Melania Trump weighed in on Kavanaugh's controversial nomination before Saturday's vote.

Kavanaugh's confirmation vote is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

"If someone that doesn't take respect for fellow people in general, and can't decide whether the questions he's given can be answered, how is he going to be a judge and do the same thing to people?" said one woman we spoke with.

Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday evening.

"I think for Central Pennsylvania, for the majority of the viewers in your tv area, I don't think it's going to change a whole lot". Capitol police led protesters away one by one.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life", Manchin said. A few Democrats sat stone-faced nearby. "It's a wake-up call to why it's important to hold the Senate". "I do hope that Judge Kavanaugh will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court". However, based on all of the information I have available to me, including the recently completed Federal Bureau of Investigation report, I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution and determine cases based on the legal findings before him. But when asked about the topic, Trump said she wished to discuss her trip and not her fashion choices.

Lisa Banks, another attorney for Ford, said her client merely wanted to tell her story so that lawmakers could "make the best decision possible".

"We are having funding, so we are helping the countries, and we are working hard for helping them, and we will continue to help", she said.

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