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Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Battle won, Brett Kavanaugh gets down to business

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who withheld an unsubstantiated accusation against Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings were concluded.

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow told Hillary Clinton last month it was her feeling that his nomination was "hurtling towards the sun", and frequent MSNBC guest Donna Edwards intoned Senate Republicans would be unable to "overcome" Christine Blasey Ford's "damning" testimony about the assault she claimed Kavanaugh committed. "Do you believe it?"

Kavanaugh's confirmation gave the Republican president a major political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections, with Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body.

"Did she leak that?"

"Burke, founder of me too, said that the letter is a constant reminder that she and survivors like her have enormous support not just from the five of us, but from our movements as well".

As the 2018 midterms approached, pundits and polls suggested Democrats would turn the election into a referendum on President Trump.

The former dean of Yale Law School, from which Kavanaugh graduated, wrote he was "shell-shocked" by the judge's forceful testimony denying sexual assault allegations and decrying what he called a concerted effort by liberal enemies, including the Clintons. Trump has spent the past few days relishing Kavanaugh's confirmation, which appeared in doubt as recently as last week after three women made sexual assault allegations against the nominee.

"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", he said in his earlier comments outside the White House. But he says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated.

Justice Roberts said: "We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling". Every sitting member of the Supreme Court was present at the ceremony.

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White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says Trump spoke with the governors of Georgia and Alabama from aboard Air Force One while traveling from Washington.

Trump used the ceremony as a platform to decry the "campaign of political and personal destruction" waged against Kavanaugh.

He said that protesters "disregarded the men and women of the Capitol Police", when they stormed up the stairs of the Capitol building over the weekend. "What the Democrats did to Brett and his family is a national embarrassment, a national disgrace". Honestly", President Trump asked the crowd, adding, "In other words, did she leak it?

Trump is expected to announce a long-expected move lifting the federal ban on summer sales of gasoline with high-ethanol blends that will allow year-round sales. The EPA now bans the high-ethanol blend, called E15, during the summer because of concerns that it contributes to smog on hot days.

Kavanaugh also singled out several lawmakers for their work, including Sen. Noting that the Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional, he said his focus now is to be the best Justice he can be. Chuck Grassley of Iowa as "a very tough cookie" for how he handled the confirmation process.

The White House event was purely ceremonial.