Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

"Look, it's practical", he said later.

Two years ago, McConnell blocked a vote on Garland, citing what he said was a tradition of not filling vacancies in a presidential election year.

"He's going to be a great Supreme Court justice - watch", he said.

In the meantime, Kavanaugh will attend a swearing-in ceremony with President Trump Monday at the White House, and his first vote as an associate justice could come as early as Tuesday.

However, the use of the word "hoax" marked Trump's most direct attack on Kavanuagh's accusers overall throughout the confirmation fight, which culminated in the judge's confirmation on Saturday by the United States Senate by a vote of 50-48.

Boarding the Marine One helicopter at the White House ahead of a trip to Florida, he branded the sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's path to the top court "a hoax" and "all made up, fabricated".

Kavanaugh officially became a member of the high court Saturday.

The Kavanaugh confirmation has blown open the midterm elections from being a national referendum on Trump's stewardship to a raw emotional discussion over the lack of women in power and how to handle sexual misconduct allegations.

"Our Republican colleagues in the Senate should follow the rule they set in 2016", Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in June on the Senate floor.

"We have a lot of women that are extremely happy - a tremendous number - because they're thinking of their sons, they're thinking of their husbands and their brothers and their uncles and others and women are, I think, extremely happy", he said. For many years, the Christian Right complained bitterly because Kennedy and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (President Ronald Reagan's first Supreme Court nominee) weren't as far to the right as Justice Clarence Thomas or the late Justice Antonin Scalia. In the federal lawsuit, Texas v. Ajar, Republicans from 20 different states are arguing that the ACA is unconstitutional and must be abolished in its entirety-and if that case ever reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Kavanaugh could help deprive well over 20 million Americans of health insurance. In a frequently-shouted sworn statement of his own, he decried the Senate for putting his nomination in jeopardy.

"It's a good day for America and an important day for the Senate", McConnell said, adding the division throughout this process was something the Senate and country would move past. "So I think even before you start focusing on questions about his truthfulness before a Senate committee, you've got to focus on the urgency of the work over the next 30 days, and that's where my focus is", Booker said.

Ultimately, every Democrat voted against Kavanaugh except for Sen. "I think, frankly, we are just less than a month away from an election".

McConnell spoke on Fox News Sunday and CBS's Face the Nation. If the Senate and House go in opposite directions, it's rare and will prove a bump from the Trump-Kavanaugh combo.

Asked about the country's divisions in the wake of new justice's confirmation, McConnell was upbeat.

Hours before the vote, scores of protesters broke through barricades and staged a raucous sit-in protest on the US Capitol steps.

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