How Midterm Elections Paved the Way for Brett Kavanaugh

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Grisham did not immediately respond to a follow-up question on what the first lady's prior commitment was.

"I still think that it gives us a lot of enthusiasm on our side because there are a lot of people out there that are really upset, not just with the testimony that came from Judge Kavanaugh but the way the president was even mocking (Ford) days ago".

"I have no doubt", Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because "there's nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I'm very honoured to have chosen him".

The brutal hearing sparked a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation dive into Kavanaugh's background and a week-long delay of the Senate vote. She stated that she believes Ford was assaulted - but not by the man she remembers being 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. "I'm against any kind of abuse or violence".

Melania Trump has backed her husband's decisions but not on all occasions, she explained during a rare conversation with reporters from Egypt. "Sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn't, but I have my own voice and my own opinions, and it's very important that I express what I feel". He was officially sworn in hours after the Senate narrowly confirmed him Saturday to a lifetime seat on the country's highest court. Most recently, she worked in the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, according to the Post.

Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", Trump said as he left the White House for a trip to Florida.

Trump has previously delivered mixed messages about Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to detail her claims that she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were teenagers.

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"It's turned our base on fire", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Saturday, moments after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh.

"When people ask why should they vote, now they have a chance in November to vote and declare their message loud and clear", Kasich said.

"I think that's premature", Coons said of impeachment talk on NBC's "Meet the Press". The court's two oldest justices are Democratic appointees: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85 and Stephen Breyer is 80.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., made a beeline from the Senate confirmation vote on Saturday for Iowa and the Democrats' big fall fundraiser there. "The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far", he's quoted as saying.

A majority of Americans don't want Kavanaugh on their Supreme Court, or Republicans in control of their Congress, or Donald Trump in their White House.

"Judge Kavanaugh's emotional, politically charged and combative defense on September 27 that followed Dr. Ford's appearance was enough to reassure most of the Senate GOP caucus, but it wasn't enough to secure his confirmation".

On Monday, Trump kept up attacks on Democrats for opposing Kavanaugh, pressing on an issue that Republicans have used to energize their voters.

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