Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh

The United States Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Saturday; ending weeks of speculation surrounding the Justice’s political future after 11th hour allegations threatened to derail his nomination.

Vice President Mike Pence took the Senate presiding officer’s chair for the vote, which proceeded as shouting protesters were removed from the visitors’ gallery.

Kavanaugh’s fierce confirmation battle came to an end Friday when GOP Sen. Susan Collins voted to advance the judge’s nomination; calling the overt political “smear campaign” orchestrated to delay the process a “national disgrace.” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin confirmed his “yes” vote just moments later.

“He’s going to be a great, great Supreme Court justice,” Trump said earlier Saturday while leaving the White House for a campaign rally in Topeka, Kansas.


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