Kavanaugh Sworn in As Supreme Court Justice

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Kavanaugh: "This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election."

Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Carrey and Time's Up are among those reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday. "I guess he is now the new center, which is rather frightening considering how conservative he is, " she said.

"It unleashed something inside me".

"I can tell you that he enthusiasm and the love and the feeling in the Republican Party right now is higher than I've ever seen it", Mr. Trump said. "Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes and I think he's going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court Justice for many years".

During an evening rally in Topeka, Kansas, Trump was greeted by prolonged cheers on what he called a "truly historic night".

In the interview with The Washington Post, Trump said: "I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did".

Mr Trump also said he was "100% certain" that the woman who had accused Mr Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, had named the wrong person.

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

She quickly climbed the ranks in the Senate and became a junior member of now-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's leadership team, developing a reputation for her devotion to delivering resources to her far-flung state.

Indeed, Kavanaugh's confirmation reflects a high-water mark of the Trump presidency, before the halfway point: Republican control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, along with a firm conservative majority on the judiciary's top court.

Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination.

Hours before the vote, scores of protesters broke through barricades and staged a raucous sit-in protest on the US Capitol steps.

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Acrimonious to the end, the battle featured a climactic roll call that was interrupted several times by protesters in the Senate Gallery before Capitol Police removed them.

With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade.

The Senate narrowly voted Friday to limit debate on Kavanaugh's nomination, advancing it to Saturday's final confirmation vote.

He said "radical Democrats" have become "an angry, left-wing mob" and "too risky and too extreme to govern".

A public loss of faith in the courts as they become weaponized in the service of a particular agenda is a hallmark of authoritarian and illiberal regimes.

No Republican voted against his nomination. "But I'm anxious. I am really anxious that this becomes the new normal, where we find new and even more creative ways to tear one another down". The 53-year-old judge took the oath in a quiet ceremony at his office. Kavanaugh staunchly denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.

Kavanaugh will replace retired associate justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, who has been the swing vote in some of the most far reaching decisions on issues like LGBT rights, abortion, affirmative action and other issues in recent years.

A Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, who represents West Virginia, a heavily pro-Trump state, voted for Kavanaugh.

The FBI submitted the confidential report to the Senate committee Thursday and soon Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the new FBI investigation into Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against him. Indeed, McConnell argued, Kavanaugh is "among the best the country has to offer" and "unquestionably deserves confirmation, and the country deserves such a Supreme Court justice".

His nomination was greeted by staunch protest in the District with thousands of anti-Kavanaugh protesters swarming Capitol Hill over the past week.

Republicans confirmed Kavanaugh without Murkowski's help, thanks to the support of her close friend and fellow centrist, Senator Susan Collins.

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