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Mr Trump has defended his pick again

Image Mr Trump has defended his pick again

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at a White House ceremonial swearing in ceremony of Kavanaugh. We finally discovered the one thing that would fire up the Republican base, and we didn't think of it. It saddens me. Because our judicial system has been viewed as one of the main pillars of our constitutional government.

"And I think they're talking about Feinstein, can you believe that?"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was welcomed at the White House with a standing ovation, on Sunday praised his party's senators, whom he said re-established the "presumption of innocence" in confirmation hearings.

Newly sworn-in Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh is facing two hot-button issues in his first case on the bench: Criminal sentencing and gun control. Lisa Murkowski for voting against Brett Kavanaugh.

Initially Democrats had been favored to take control of the House of Representatives and - in early September - were seen as having a decent chance of taking the Senate as well.

Though Wake did not provide specific details about the uptick in sexual assault reports, she said Ford's testimony showed how hard it can be to report sexual misconduct.

"She's certainly going to recover", McConnell said. Almost two-thirds, or 63%, of likely women voters said they will vote for the Democratic congressional nominee in November, compared to 33% of likely women voters who said they'll vote Republican.

President Trump played to a crowd of thousands at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs Tuesday night with a campaign-style rally to fan the party fires and drive GOP voters to the polls.

"The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional", Kavanaugh said. Ford told lawmakers she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh attacked her, but Kavanaugh forcefully denied he had assaulted her or any other woman.

A Democratic takeover of Congress could expose Trump to impeachment investigations and lead to multiple probes into his administration just as he prepares for his own re-election fight in 2020. Fifty-six percent are angry about how the Senate treated Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, including 35 percent who are very angry, Rasmussen said.

McConnell criticized what he described as "mob tactics" used by the "far left" to express opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Two other women also accused him of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh thanked some of the senators key to his confirmation, including Maine Republican Susan Collins and West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, who sealed the bare majority needed to confirm him.

The president-whose Republicans fear losing at least the lower chamber of Congress-predicted that Democrats would pay for their attempts to block the confirmation, especially during the lurid debate over decades-old sexual assault allegations.

The ceremony took place in the East Room - the same location where the President first announced Kavanaugh's nomination 13 weeks ago.

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