Hollywood reacts to Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation

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"I would say if we're talking about the Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh, I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court", Mrs. Trump said while speaking to reporters in Egypt during a solo worldwide trip to Africa.

"She said that Dr. Ford thinks that she was assaulted, which is even more insulting than saying that she gave a very credible account".

'We didn't attack Merrick Garland's background and try to destroy him, ' he said on 'Fox News Sunday.' 'We didn't go on a search and destroy mission, we simply follow the tradition in America which is if you have a party of a different Senate come of a different party then the president, then you don't fill a vacancy created in the presidential year'.

In his first tweet after the vote, Trump said he told Republican Senator Steve Daines it was alright to miss the vote for his daughter's wedding back home in Montana.

Dickerson also asked her about Kavanaugh's temperament and partisanship, which her Republican colleague Sen.

After threatening to vote no for Trump's tax bill in December, he eventually changed his mind to help the reform pass by a 51-48 margin.

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One as he flew to Kansas for a political rally, Trump said he was "very, very, very happy" about the vote and said Kavanaugh will be "a brilliant Supreme Court justice for many years".

Trump has long said one of his top goals is to re-make the Supreme Court, and he has now installed two new justices on the nine-member panel.

His ascent to the Supreme Court was thrown into doubt last week after university research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford testified that he had sexually assaulted her at a Washington area gathering in the early 1980s. "We still have in this country certain fundamental principles, due process, fairness, a presumption of innocence", she said.

Political strategists in both parties suggest the GOP's enthusiastic embrace of Kavanaugh despite the allegations may have shifted the political landscape - at least temporarily - by injecting new energy into the most passionate Republican voters a month before the election.

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"It's a big day for the country, a big day for the administration and a big day for the Republican Senate", McConnell said.

Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, which contributes to female Democratic candidates, assailed the confirmation of "an alleged sexual assailant and anti-choice radical to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court".

Democrats said Kavanaugh's partisan defense of himself, in which he said he was victim of a "political hit", was enough itself to disqualify him from the court.

People protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington.

One Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted for Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

The Senate vote takes the highest US court down a more conservative path for perhaps a generation and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress.

"This ended up being a pretty happy ending for us", he said.

"As I watch numerous Senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way".

Two Republican waverers, Susan Collins and Jeff Flake, finally chose to back the judge. All these angry people know that these people sitting in the Senate are making these decisions.

On a practical level, the four liberal justices need a vote from the right side of the court in which they otherwise divide on the familiar ideological fault lines.