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Johnnie Parks | 10 October, 2018, 23:11

Susan Collins of ME was among the senators who new Justice Brett Kavanaugh singled out for "special gratitude" Monday evening during his ceremonial swearing in to the Supreme Court at the White House. Kavanaugh is accompanied by his wife Ashley Kavanaugh, third from left, and children Margaret, second from left, and Liza.

In his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend himself against Ford's accusation, Kavanaugh said, "This confirmation process has become a national disgrace".

Kavanaugh thanked some of the senators key to his confirmation, including Maine Republican Susan Collins and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who sealed the bare majority needed to confirm him. However, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan did not offer remarks during their respective swearing-in ceremonies, opting, instead, to speak at receptions with then-President Barack Obama regarding their appointments. On Saturday evening, Kavanaugh took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court while protesters chanted outside the court building.

She said: "It saddens me because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government".

"The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats and when you mention "impeach" a justice of the United States Supreme Court who was a top scholar, top student, top intellect and who did nothing wrong".

After an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe-which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House-also found nothing new, Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post.

A new CNN poll shows voters are more fired up about voting for Democrats than Republicans in the midterm elections just four weeks away.

The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court.

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Independent court analysts, however, predict Kavanaugh is likely to concur with more conservative interpretations of the law, giving a solid 5-4 ideological edge on the court to those who lean to the right.

Judge Kavanaugh, 53, was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday in a 50-48 vote following an acrimonious debate over his nomination triggered by a series of sexual assault allegations during the last phase of his confirmation process.

The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that if President Donald Trump decides to fire...

After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shared her testimony in before the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of the confirmation now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the country - and the world - responded first with disappointment and now hope and support. He had denied her allegation.

And yet, it's quite plausible that installing a historically unpopular Supreme Court justice - whom most Americans regard as a sex offender - was, nonetheless, a political win for the GOP.

Ultimately, every Democrat voted against Kavanaugh except for Sen.

An FBI report into sexual misconduct allegations made against Kavanaugh, has not been released to the public.

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