BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed By Senate to the Supreme Court After 50-48 Vote
By Adam Shaw, Fox News // October 6, 2018
ends one of the most rancorous confirmation fights in modern times
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(FOX NEWS) – The Senate voted Saturday to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, marking the end to one of the most rancorous confirmation fights in modern times and securing a rightward shift on the nation’s highest court.
The chamber voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. was the sole Democrat to vote “yes.” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was a “no,” but voted “present” as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was attending his daughter’s wedding in Montana.
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I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018
SCOTUS vote was about a specific nominee facing specific & ultimately uncorroborated allegations. Some now gloating about how its going to help win elections. Others stir rage & now tears from victims by portraying it as referendum on sexual violence. Just terrible for America.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 6, 2018
Congratulations to Justice Kavanaugh! His record as a jurist is outstanding and I know he will continue to serve our nation well.
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 6, 2018
Thank you @SenBillNelson for standing up for what is right. Today’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh is a stark reminder of what is at stake on November 6th. It is going to take every single one of us to restore democracy.
— Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) October 6, 2018
With Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation, it’s clear the stakes couldn’t be higher for access to healthcare, women’s rights and freedoms, and so much more. So we have to make our voices heard at the ballot box in November — and we have to keep fighting.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 6, 2018
“The @NRA congratulates Brett Kavanaugh on his confirmation to #SCOTUS. Kavanaugh is an eminently qualified jurist who will interpret the Constitution as the framers intended. He respects our #2A right to keep and bear arms for self-defense." –@ChrisCoxNRA https://t.co/8QsIDLUubF pic.twitter.com/9oNHHZt2TH
— NRA (@NRA) October 6, 2018
A beautiful, beautiful moment in our country’s history.
America has at long last taken a deliberate stance against the increasing belligerence of the Left.
Congratulations, Brett Kavanaugh.
With a heart of a lion, you have confronted evil and won. #KavanaughConfirmed #MAGA
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 6, 2018
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