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Kavanaugh confirmation sparks sharp reaction from celebrities

08 October 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who has repeatedly battled Trump and will retire in January, said he'd vote for Kavanaugh's confirmation "unless something big changes".

Kavanaugh's confirmation provides a defining accomplishment for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, which found a unifying force in the cause of giving the court a new conservative majority.

Announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia that they'll support the conservative jurist made Saturday's confirmation vote a formality, an anticlimactic finale to a battle that riveted the nation for almost a month.

Murkowski said Friday that Kavanaugh was "a good man" but his "appearance of impropriety has become unavoidable".

Republicans argued that a supplemental FBI investigation instigated by wavering GOP senators and ordered by the White House turned up no corroborating witnesses to the claims and that Kavanaugh had sterling credentials for the court. At one point in the hearing, Kavanaugh blamed a Clinton-revenge conspiracy for the accusations against him.

Trump told Fox News' Jeanine Pirro he thought "totally false statements" by Avenatti should be held to "the highest standard" for punishment.

Corry Bliss, who runs the Congressional Leadership Fund to preserve the House GOP majority, said: "In the last week things have undeniably improved in our polling".

He can begin work Tuesday when the court is back is session. He also knocked the "tiny" crowd on the steps of the court. Mr Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. Democrats hope that the roll call, exactly a month from elections in which House and Senate control are in play, will prompt infuriated women and liberals to stream to the polls to oust Republicans.

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Judge wrote that while he and Kavanaugh were friends in high school, they have not "spoken directly in several years". But then Ford was followed by Kavanaugh, who was just as adamant in denying the allegations against him.

More importantly though, it was the Democrats who in 2013 set the wheels in motion of what is now an entirely partisan judicial confirmation process when they invoked the so called nuclear option and abolished the 60-vote rule that practically ensured that nominations could only be passed with significant bipartisan support.

"I think what Susan Collins did for herself was incredibly positive", Trump said.

Republican Leader Mitch McConnell led the nominee's defence, calling him "one of the most impressive, stunningly qualified nominees in our nation's history" and accusing Democrats of a "smear" campaign.

Trump said on Saturday that the lone Republican to oppose Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would "never recover from this".

On Air Force One, Trump told reporters his speech in MS last week, in which he was widely seen to be mocking Christine Blasey Ford, "had such a great impact".

U.S. President Donald Trump said he is "100 percent" certain that Christine Blasey Ford named the wrong person when she accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in testimony during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

"I'm heartened today", she added.

"Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes and I think he's (Mr Kavanaugh) going to go down as a totally brilliant supreme court justice for many years".

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"Democrats have been trying to destroy Judge Brett Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announced", Trump declared as he rallied voters in Minnesota on Thursday night. When asked if she believed Dr. Ford, Melania chose to focus her answer on abuse victims getting help.

In a sign of the tense mood at the Capitol, Republican Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas was interrupted twice by yelling from protesters in the Senate gallery, which is open to visitors. Another 101 protesters were arrested Friday, the U.S. Capitol Police said.

McConnell denounced the activist group's efforts to target lawmakers earlier this week, saying the fight against the nominee reached "a fever pitch" that he has "never seen before".

Kavanaugh's opponents raised concerns that he'd push the court further right, including possible sympathetic rulings for Trump.

In Washington, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he thought Collins was "incredible" and that she "gave an impassioned, attractive speech". She next faces voters in 2022.

Residents of a townhouse near the Washington home of Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican whose backing helped get Kavanaugh over the line on Saturday, flew the flag of the lawmaker's home state ME upside down in protest.

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanaugh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination.

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Dawson's Creek alum Busy Philipps , who revealed yesterday that she was raped at age 14 in a message supporting Dr. Trump said he onthe meeting owing to the fact he was in a meeting with the president of Chile.

Kavanaugh confirmation sparks sharp reaction from celebrities