Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into as a Supreme Court Judge after a narrow vote, securing a firm shift to the left. Democratic snowflakes put up every possible obstruction to prevent this from happening, but the Republican party stood firm and held it’s ground. President Donald Trump, who is busy golfing this weekend, is expected to send out a congratulatory tweet.
The chamber voted today to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a vote of 50-48. As expected, the vote was along party lines. Attempts to derail the nomination ended up with a second, dramatic hearing on Saturday. This was the tightest vote in over 100 years.
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.
Winner Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was the only 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.
Kavanaugh was scheduled to be sworn in as an associate justice of the court on Saturday night.