Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

Susan Collins says she’s getting positive response from Mainers after vote

The vote gave Trump his second appointee to the court, tilting it further to the right and pleasing conservative voters who might have revolted against GOP leaders had Kavanaugh's nomination flopped.

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME downplayed the threat of a re-election challenge in 2020, as lawmakers' votes both for and against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in his contentious confirmation battle generate political backlash. "But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember'".

Crowds started forming around 9 a.m. ET outside the Capitol building and the Supreme Court building and grew through the morning.

Kavanaugh will help take the highest USA court to the right, perhaps for many years, and his confirmation is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress.

Activists occupy the front steps of the US Supreme Court to protest against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

"We have a lot of women that are extremely happy - a tremendous number - because they're thinking of their sons, they're thinking of their husbands and their brothers and their uncles and others and women are, I think, extremely happy", he said.

"It unleashed something inside me".

McConnell predicted that the House and Senate will soon wrap up talks over a bill creating a new process for congressional employees to make sexual harassment and assault allegations against lawmakers.

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The confirmation means Mr Trump has succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court - tilting it decidedly to the right in a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term.

"He is an outstanding person and I'm very honored to have chosen him", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One while flying to a campaign rally in Kansas.

The White House has said he will swiftly be sworn in.

She then voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination and has said that she will vote yes on Kavanaugh' during the full Senate's confirmation vote on Saturday.

President Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to say the Federal Bureau of Investigation report vindicated his nominee and expressed optimism about Republican chances in the November midterm elections, where control of the House of Representatives and Senate could be at stake.

The climactic 50-48 roll call capped a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that he had sexually assaulted women three decades ago - allegations he emphatically denied.

A few hundred protesters are gathering outside the Capitol before the vote.

"Shame on you!" protesters yelled from the Senate gallery. One protester called Collins vote to support Kavanaugh a "betrayal" of survivors of sexual assault.

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Keeping it dramatic, Murkowski said her "No" on Kavanaugh was one of the " most difficult" she has made in her political career. McConnell also said he didn't know he had the votes until senators were actually on the floor and voting.

The Maine Senator also said in a Friday speech that Kavanaugh places high importance on previous court decisions. "It was a great vote, a very historic vote", Trump said. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. "And we really have become even more so than ever before the party of opportunity and wealth".

Kavanaugh, whose nomination was hit by multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him from his past, replaces Kennedy who had announced his resignation early this year.

"It is a sad day, but the recourse will have to be on election day", Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar told reporters.

Collins returned to ME late Saturday after Kavanaugh was sworn into office.

Mr Kavanaugh's nomination as a replacement for retiring justice Anthony Kennedy was controversial from the start - but the initial focus was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

Kavanaugh's nomination became an intense personal and political drama when university professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high school students in a wealthy suburb of Washington in 1982.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked about the prospects of impeaching Kavanaugh, and she said it "would not be my plan".

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