Protesters Pound on Doors of Supreme Court: ‘Kavanaugh Has Got to Go’

Joshua Roberts  Reuters

The support of both Collins and Manchin means that Senate Republicans can proceed with the confirmation vote Saturday, despite the fact that Montana Senator Steve Daines will miss the vote to attend his daughter's wedding.

Joe Manchin as he confirmed his "yes" vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Senate Chamber Saturday afternoon.

Republicans control the Senate by a meager 51-49 margin, and announcements of support Friday from Republicans Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of ME, along with Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, locked in the needed votes.

Following the claims, Kavanaugh said in a statement: 'I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation.

The confirmation comes after weeks of drama and controversy stemming from allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in the early '80s when they were both in high school. Her testimony took place as two more women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against him.

This is the second Supreme Court appointment by President Donald Trump, who said Judge Kavanaugh would be sworn in the same day.

Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a fellow moderate and a friend of Collins, is the only Republican who has indicated she will vote no.

Zovko says she believes the anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators have "good intentions".

Kavanaugh's confirmation seemed all but sure on Friday when key Republicans and one Democrats, who had been undecided on the nomination, said they would support the judge.

Some 164 people were arrested, most for demonstrating on the Capitol steps, 14 for disrupting the Senate's roll call vote.

But Democrats hope women angered at the Kavanaugh accusations will turn out in large numbers to vote out Republicans.

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Republicans control the Senate by a meagre 51-49 margin.

The speaker said she would focus on getting Democrats elected to state offices before she makes a decision.

Rice, the Obama administration national security adviser whose mother grew up in Portland, touched off a buzz of speculation Friday when she responded "Me" when another former Obama aide asked in a tweet who would run for the Senate in Maine against Collins, following Collins' announcement that she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh sought to quell concerns over his judicial restraint in an op-ed published late Thursday in the conservative editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal.

Actor Jim Carrey took to Twitter, urging people to vote in the midterm elections to "avenge" Ford.

Republicans have denounced the protests that have gripped the Capitol in recent days as "mob rule".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the nomination "one of the saddest moments in the history of the Senate", and said, "this chapter will be a flashing red warning light of what to avoid". "I'm also concerned about the impact on the court".

President 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. Yesterday I reviewed the supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report three times to ensure I was fully briefed on its findings.

Democrats also challenged Kavanaugh's honesty, temperament and ability to be nonpartisan after he fumed at last week's Judiciary hearing that Democrats had launched a "search and destroy mission" against him fueled by their hatred of Trump.

"He will be a great Justice of the Supreme Court", Trump said, before leaving the White House for a rally in Topeka, Kansas, that is now likely to turn into a raucous victory lap.

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