"Shame on you!": Protesters, Democrats react to Kavanaugh confirmation

Two demonstrators console each other while standing outside the office of Sen. Jeff Flake R-Ariz

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Interested in Donald Trump? "And that was from the heart, that was from the heart", Trump added.

"This is our court, these are our steps, these are our institutions!" proclaimed Jessica Campbell-Swanson, 35, just after raising a defiant fist and then coming down from the lap of the large marble Contemplation of Justice statue in front of the Supreme Court. Some have had none.

Trump's aggressive defense of Kavanaugh - and more recent attacks against his female accuser - have resonated particularly with white working-class men, who are a shrinking voting bloc nationally but remain a critical segment of Trump's political base.

After Kavanaugh's name was put forward as a potential nominee for the vacant position on the court, Ford came forward with allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her under the influence of alcohol when they were in high school.

"I could see a very plausible scenario where they are both telling the truth as they know it, and he is forgetting something that happened when he was drunk", she said.

A few Republican senators who had wavered over whether to vote for Kavanaugh finally backed him this week, saying they did so in part because a brief FBI investigation found no corroborating evidence of Ford's accusations.

Donald Trump's controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a judge of the US Supreme Court, in a major victory for the US President ahead of key mid-term elections in November amid crackling tension, angry protests and high drama on Capitol Hill.

Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts shortly after the vote. "It showed no corroboration -- no nothing".

Brett Kavanaugh had said the stakes of his nomination caused Democrats to try to stop him by any means.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY called the fight "a sorry epilogue to the brazen theft of Justice Scalia's seat".

In regards to Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations surrounding him, she said that she was glad that boh Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and he were heard and that the FBI investigation was conducted.

Dozens were arrested as they and others chanted "Vote them out!" and "No justice, no seat!"

Trump, flying to Kansas for a political rally, flashed a thumbs-up gesture when the tally was announced and praised Kavanaugh for being "able to withstand this terrible, frightful attack by the Democrats". Notably, neither Ford nor Kavanaugh spoke with the Bureau for the probe.

Brett Kavanaugh swears in at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

He again called Sen.

Kavanaugh's confirmation process roiled the country and at times evoked the worst in partisanship and human nature.

Mr. Trump added, "I thought it was very frankly disgraceful, and I appreciate that a Democrat, Joe Manchin, came and he voted in favor of Justice Kavanaugh".

"How good was Sen". One woman said that in high school, Kavanaugh attended parties where groups of boys would rape girls (though she didn't say she'd witnessed Kavanaugh himself committing rape). "The horror they had to endure from these people like Blumenthal and Booker, who was a disaster as the mayor of Newark".

In Washington, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, handsome speech".

On the conservative side, Kavanaugh's tendency to interpret the Constitution strictly, in line with the Founders' original intent, places him between Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas on its new ideological spectrum, according to one scholarly study, with Thomas at the far right, and the newest justice, Neil Gorsuch, slightly more toward the center.

Trump's supporters seemed just as happy as the president to celebrate Kavanaugh's confirmation - and rejected the accusations against Kavanaugh, which Trump did not specifically mention after mocking Ford's testimony at a rally on Tuesday. He denies her claims.

Trump, who called Kavanaugh to congratulate him on Saturday, said he was "100 percent" certain that Ford named the wrong person in accusing the judge.

Democratic senators, who had battled hard to block the 53-year-old judge, insisted the caustic battle over Kavanaugh would galvanize Democrats at the polls.

Trump was in Kansas to campaign for Kris Kobach, secretary of state and the Republican nominee for governor, and Steve Watkins, the GOP nominee in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas.

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