The three-week dissection of the shock allegations by Christine Blasey Ford, who told a Senate panel that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, and his ferocious denial did little to change minds.
"I'm very focused on the here and now, which is that all these angry women, mainly, out there who saw what was going on and how the Senate was not able to deal with the entire issue of sexual assault", she said.
The "hoax" remark is the furthest the president has gone in trying to discredit Ford and other accusers.
Collins, one of the few pro-choice Republicans in the Senate, has asserted that Kavanaugh considers Roe v. Wade "settled law" and would not vote to overturn that 1973 decision.
While speaking with reporters Monday, the president referred to the leftist calls as a total insult to the American people and claimed Kavanaugh was the victim of a hoax orchestrated by Democrats.
Both joined him on stage at the Expocentre to speak.Trump has been holding rallies across the country as he tries to boost Republican turnout in November's midterm elections, which will determine which party will control the House and Senate during the second half of Trump's term.
The swearing in of Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court judge comes after weeks of bitterly fought battle between the ruling Republican and the opposition Democratic parties. Kavanaugh, formerly a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. circuit, is a well-qualified jurist who clerked for retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, they argue.
"We'll see if there is a vacancy in 2020", said Republican Sen.
Kavanaugh repeatedly denied the allegations, and was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice on Saturday after an FBI investigation. "I think you're going to see a lot of things happening on November 6 that wouldn't have".
Cory Booker of New Jersey, who sits on the senate's judiciary committee, was asked Sunday in Iowa by Yahoo News about the prospects of a Kavanaugh impeachment. Wavering voters often move back toward their party's candidates as Election Day nears, and most of the competitive Senate races are in states that voted for Trump by a significant margin.
McConnell credited a meeting to discuss the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe with undecided Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski as proving critical to the success of Kavanaugh's confirmation.
The first is that there should be no talk of impeaching Justice Kavanaugh-now or ever. When the vote was over, hundreds of protesters massed on the Supreme Court steps, chanting, "We believe survivors".
Kavanaugh will take part in an entirely ceremonial swearing-in two days after he officially became a member of the high court and following a bitter partisan fight over his nomination.
"Putting strict constructionists, relatively young, on the courts for lifetime appointments is the best way to have a long-term positive impact on America", McConnell said, "And today is a seminal moment in that effort".
"So to Americans, so many millions who are outraged by what happened here, there is one answer: vote".