Kavanaugh sworn in _again _ at White House event

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 10, 2018

President Donald Trump apologized to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for "the awful pain and suffering" he and his family were "forced to endure" during his confirmation process, at a ceremonial swearing-in event at the White House on Monday evening.

President Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that the American public wouldn't put up with an attempt to unseat Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh will hear his first cases on Tuesday, when the court convenes at 10 a.m.

Indeed, Trump's loudest applause came as he continued his victory lap, which has included bashing Democrats for attempting to sink the nomination. Before the ceremony, he´d described opposition Democrats as "evil" and the sexual assault claims as a "hoax".

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at a White House ceremonial swearing in ceremony of Kavanaugh. "I speak up when I think it's necessary". But there's reason to believe that the Kavanaugh fight has helped Republicans "nationalize" some key races in deep-red territory: In recent weeks, Kevin Cramer has taken a commanding lead over Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota (as the congressman has steadfastly supported Kavanaugh in needlessly misogynistic terms), while Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has pulled ahead of former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in Tennessee.

"I can just see it just from traveling around the country in the last few days, traveling around Wisconsin, the Republican base is definitely animated after this", Ryan said. "I think you're going to see a lot of things happening on November 6 that wouldn't have".

Kavanaugh will be closely scrutinized from his first day on the bench. Two other women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct dating to the 1980s.

No concrete evidence was produced to back up the searing accusations.

Murkowski bucked her party and voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination.

Late Monday, Trump was set to rub salt into opponents' wounds by hosting a formal swearing-in ceremony.

Trump told a conference of police chiefs in Florida that he considered overseeing the ceremony an "honour".

Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.

"The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional".

Only one Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted for Trump's nominee.

Kavanaugh's wife and two daughters were in seats reserved for justices' guests, along with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

The initial focus of opposition was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

McConnell said he found Christine Blasey Ford's account of her sexual assault "convincing" but noted that there had been no corroboration that her assailant was Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh moved to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, building a conservative judicial record.

Seconds later, the president's supporters started the familiar "Lock her up!" chant.

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