Trump hosts Kavanaugh for ceremonial Supreme Court swearing

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Justice Kavanaugh rejected the accusations and Ms. Blasey Ford was unable to offer any witnesses who could corroborate her story; indeed those whom she named instead denied it. Kamala Harris turned up in politically important Ohio, where she reminded more than 1,000 of the party faithful at the Ohio Democratic Party's fall fundraising dinner that she walked out of the Kavanaugh proceedings at one point because they had become "a sham and a disgrace".

To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump declared it a "historic night", not long after signing the paperwork to make Kavanaugh's status official. The Supreme Court has never said whether a president must obey a subpoena to testify in a criminal investigation.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in -again - at an event at the White House, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction".

"I think you're going to see a lot of things happen on November 6 that would not have happened before", Trump said.

"It unleashed something inside me".

Speaking at a White House ceremony, Kavanaugh said: "Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me". "I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard, FBI investigation was done, is completed and the Senate voted".

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 8, 2018, in Washington. He said that inaction on nominees is suggested only when the Senate was controlled by a party in opposition to the president.

The outpouring of opinion on the political after effetcs of the Kavanaugh nomination circus continue unabated in the United States media.

The Hawaii Democrat criticized Collins for her views in light of the Maine Republican's meetings with sexual assault survivors.

"You don't hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob".

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Trump and his fellow Republicans are hoping the confirmation of the 53-year-old conservative jurist will energize their supporters in the midterm voting when political control of Congress is at stake.

"Republicans are the party of law and order and justice".

"Is it more likely than not that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Christine Ford?", Collins later added.

"It is a sad day, but the recourse will have to be on election day", Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar told reporters.

Advisers and Senate leaders had urged Trump not to attack Ford publicly, anxious such a move would anger on-the-fence senators.

Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday over the widespread objections of women across the country - and one of his first actions was to install an all-female staff.

When asked if she believed Ford's claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, Trump did not address the question directly.

Other prominent Democrats indicate they have no immediate intention of pursuing an impeachment of Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh's nomination seals a conservative majority on the nine-seat high court, possibly for decades to come. Shouts of protesters disrupted the first few votes.

"'I don't know. I don't know".

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