Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court

07 October, 2018, 10:58 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • Watch live: Sen. Collins to reveal how she'll vote on Kavanaugh

The inclusion of the question, which critics state is created to reduce participation by immigrants, could lead to an undercount of the USA population in certain regions and thus the malapportionment of electoral votes and congressional seats in a manner that could hurt the Democratic Party.

Trump has been holding rallies across the country as he tries to boost Republican turnout in November's midterm elections that will determine which party will control the House and Senate during the second half of Trump's term.

Democrats said Kavanaugh would push the court too far, including possible sympathetic rulings for Trump should the president encounter legal problems from the special counsel's investigations into Russian connections with his 2016 presidential campaign. He emphatically denied the allegations. The vote was apparently interrupted repeatedly, the New York Times reports, including by one woman who yelled, "This is a stain on American history!"

"The Democrats are willing to cause such destruction in the pursuit of power, just imagine the devastation they would cause if they ever obtained the power they so desperately want and crave", Trump said.

Both he and Collins attempted to express a belief that Dr. Blasey Ford was assaulted, but not by Kavanaugh. There has been no contemporaneous evidence or witness to back up her account.

"We will either state that partisan politics can override the presumption of innocence, or we will reaffirm that, in the United States of America, everyone is innocent until proven guilty", he said. "We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy".

"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Collins said.

But Murkowski's vote was a stark reminder of the divisions the nomination fight sparked and of her increasingly lonely position in a party that has become less hospitable to moderating voices during Trump's presidency.

Kohli quickest to 24th Test ton after Bradman
Pujara too looked at ease at the other end until he was caught behind off debutant Sherman Lewis, missing out on a 16th Test ton. Rahul was gone for a golden duck when Caribbean pacer Shannon Gabriel trapped the Indian opener in front of the wickets.

"My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life".

"Shame on you!" protesters yelled from the Senate gallery.

Brian Fallon, executive director of Demand Justice, a group that opposes Trump's judicial nominees, said Kavanaugh would join the court "with a cloud over his head".

Three female GOP senators - Jodi Ernst of Iowa, West Virginia's Shelley Moore Capito and Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS, sat directly behind Collins as she spoke.

Judge Kavanaugh will be able to start work quickly, with his attention first turned to arguments at the court on Tuesday on two cases involving prison sentences for repeat offenders.

When it was Murkowski's turn, she rose and practically whispered "no", returning to her chair and snot talking to any senator for another 10 minutes as she stared stone-faced at the front of the room.

She later clarified she was "not making any announcements" but was "deeply disappointed in Senator Collins's vote for Kavanaugh".

Trump said on Saturday he was "100 percent" certain that Ford named the wrong person when she accused Kavanaugh. "And that is hard".

Nokia 7.1 Goes Official: Marks The Debut of PureDisplay Technology
The cost of the device will be $349 in the United States, which gets you the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage . The Nokia 7 .1, which was launched yesterday with Android 8 .1 Oreo will also get the Android 9 Pie update sometime November.

Collins, as well as Sens.

It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved by 24-23, according to Senate records. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who was considered a swing vote alongside Collins, Manchin and Sen. Vice President Mike Pence presided, his potential tie-breaking vote unnecessary.

In the procedural vote Friday that handed Republicans their crucial initial victory, senators voted 51-49 to limit debate, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays.

None of them could answer the question at the heart of their decision to support Kavanaugh: whether they believe Ford is lying, or whether they believe she is telling the truth but that her allegations don't matter for judging the character of a nominee to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. But Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY forecast gains for his party instead.

Numerous demonstrators held signs reading "I am a survivor, not a troublemaker", recalling the #troublemaker hashtag used by President Donald Trump on Friday in reference to protesters who opposed Kavanaugh's nomination.

His nomination was left teetering on the edge after university psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford claimed in harrowing testimony last week that he tried to rape her when they were high school students. Her testimony took place as two more women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Several recent polls show that Republican enthusiasm about voting, which had lagged behind Democrats, jumped after a contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

Shortly before the vote, Trump said Kavanaugh "will be a great justice of the Supreme Court".

How the new USMCA deal will affect you
That decision followed more than a year of negotiations, and came in just a few hours before an agreed-upon midnight deadline. Previously, Canadians buying online from the US could only purchase up to $20-Cdn. worth before having to pay import duty.

Recommended:



Popular

Man in custody following threats tied to Van Dyke trial, police say
The jury had eight men and four women, of those, seven were white, three Hispanic, one Asian-American and one African-American. Van Dyke's lawyer Dan Herbert said his client was a "sacrificial lamb" by politicians who wanted to appease an angry public.

India signs a $5 billion deal to buy Russian S-400s
Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile systems will reportedly cost India more than $5 billion. Dhanoa has said that the S-400 system would be a "booster shot" for the Indian air force.

Pixel 3 Leak Reveals New Color Option
Its disappearance is a great enigma, and it couldn't possibly be linked to the Pixel 3's unveiling in less than a week. Only after both smartphones have officially been launched, will we know the pricing details of the handsets in India.

Protesters arrested after staging sit-in at Senate office building
That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure. Jeff Flake of Arizona - a key vote on the nomination - called for it with the backing of Republican Sens.

S-400 and More: What to Expect from the Russian-Indian Summit?
This deal may attract economic sanctions from the US under CAATSA , since US President Donald Trump is yet to certify the deal. China has also perturbed India by loaning vast amounts of money to countries such as Sri Lanka where it has long held sway.

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for cancer research
The discoveries led to greatly improved therapies for skin cancer, as well as cancers of the lung, head, neck, kidney and liver. Allison told a news conference he was in a "state of shock" hours after learning from his son that he had won a Nobel prize.

Lionel Messi masterful as Barcelona punish short-handed Spurs at ragged Wembley
Barcelona ran out 4-2 winners in the end at Wembley but Spurs almost forced a famous comeback after clawing the game back to 3-2. After two games they are six points back but have two winnable games against PSV coming up.

Trump hails trade pact as the 'most important deal ever'
Patrick Leblond, a University of Ottawa trade expert, said it doesn't give the US a veto over Canada's trade policy. US President Donald Trump imposed taxes on imports from Mexico and Canada, and the two countries retaliated.

Mauricio Pochettino: Let's face Barcelona with a smile
Argentina's Messi now holds multiple scoring records, including the most goals in a calendar year. Barcelona are 10/11 to beat Spurs , while the hosts are 11/4 to win the game, a draw is also 11/4.

Klopp highlights the threat of Napoli star Insigne
I had to watch two games from the stand. "Hate him. He's really in good shape, fit and in form. He added: 'We're ready for a real battle.