After weeks of investigation and questioning following uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the US Senate to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.
Kavanaugh was confirmed by a vote of 50-48.
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) October 6, 2018
He will be sworn in later today.
BREAKING: Kavanaugh will be sworn in today by Chief Justice Roberts and retired Justice Kennedy, who he is replacing
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) October 6, 2018
“A vote to fill a Supreme Court vacancy is one of the most consequential that a Senator will ever make. Brett Kavanaugh earned my vote with his impeccable qualifications and his steadfastness throughout a confirmation process tainted by sordid accusations and crass partisan treachery,” said Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.
#BrettKavanaugh earned my vote. I believe he will be a justice whose adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law will be a credit to the Supreme Court and all Americans, https://t.co/MNWHGPbRd0 pic.twitter.com/KJsGfn01Xf
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) October 6, 2018
“Judge Kavanaugh never wavered from his vow not to buckle under political or public pressure, which is a characteristic we need in a Supreme Court justice,” said Hyde-Smith. “I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be a justice whose adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law will be a credit to the Court and all Americans. The American people know they deserve better than what the nation has experienced over the past few weeks.”
Senator Roger Wicker also voted to confirm Kavanaugh.
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) October 6, 2018
“Judge Kavanaugh has been subjected to the most rigorous confirmation process in the history of the Supreme Court. This process revealed what we have known from the beginning: Judge Kavanaugh is highly-qualified, and Senate Democrats were willing to go to any lengths to prevent this nomination from moving forward,” said Wicker. I am thankful their smear tactics were not successful and that the rule of law and due process have prevailed over obstruction and divisive political tactics. I proudly cast a vote for Judge Kavanaugh. I am confident he will be a fair-minded and honest addition to the Supreme Court.”
President Donald Trump spoke to the confirmation and detailed what will have to happen before he takes the oath.
I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018