Hundreds protest outside Supreme Court ahead of Brett Kavanaugh vote

Hundreds protest outside Supreme Court ahead of Brett Kavanaugh vote

Hundreds protest outside Supreme Court ahead of Brett Kavanaugh vote

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation into the Supreme Court Saturday by a 50-48 Senate vote brought massive response to social media, following weeks of political turmoil over the process.

"The crowd in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is tiny, looks like about 200 people (& most are onlookers) - that wouldn't even fill the first couple of rows of our Kansas Rally, or any of our Rallies for that matter!"

The Senate roll call vote was interrupted several times by protesters in the galleries shouting "Shame on you", before they were removed by police.

Pence, who is also president of the Senate, had to ask the sergeant at arms to restore order in the gallery at least a half dozen times.

Her comments come just hours before Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US Supreme Court Judge - a position normally kept for life. I don't know by whom. "But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that he did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land". Let's take a step back from the brink and lower the rhetoric.

She was the only Republican to oppose Kavanaugh, but she ultimately voted "present" to pair her vote with Sen. He worked for Independent Counsel Ken Starr in the investigation into Bill and Hillary Clinton's Whitewater scandal a few years later and served as George W. Bush's staff secretary in the early 2000s.

None of Ford's key witnesses, including her longtime friend Leland Keyser, could corroborate Ford's allegations.

Kavanaugh, for his part, in a fiery appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, vehemently denied the charges saying they were "last-minute smears, pure and simple". "The stakes for Ohioans are too high to give this justice a lifetime appointment to our highest court", said Brown. He said the demonstrations had helped bolster support for Kavanaugh, and will energise Republican voters in next month's election.

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".

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Voters then dismissed the prosecutor in the case, who waited a year to charge Van Dyke. His attorneys said that McDonald, 17, would be alive if he had dropped the weapon.

McConnell, who stalled Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to the court in his final year in office and for whom the new conservative majority represents a defining achievement, predicted that Democratic tactics during confirmation battle would electrify Republican voters in November.

"We were in the fight to the finish", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told The Washington Post on Saturday.

But Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY forecast gains for his party instead: "Change must come from where change in America always begins: the ballot box".

"We must fight to preserve and protect the critical and fundamental American judicial principle of the presumption of innocence for all Americans, both guilty and innocent, both accused and accusers and regardless of sex, race, or economic status".

The Women's March group took credit for the protests on Twitter as they were unfolding.

These protests are following the sexual assault allegations that have emerged against Kavanaugh. It was never about the truth. "Praying for them, praying for us and praying for the country". Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who ran the contentious hearings that riveted the country and culminated in a dramatic day of testimony between the nominee and a woman who accused him of drunkenly groping her in high school. And it's appalling to see how survivors of sexual violence have been treated when they have the bravery to step forward and speak out.

Friday morning began with uncertainty over whether Senate Republicans had the support necessary to push the nomination across the finish line, but the day ended with confirmation all but assured after Republican Sen.

It was the closest roll call to confirm a justice since 1881, when Stanley Matthews was approved by 24-23, according to Senate records.

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