After weeks of struggle that have been at turns outrageous and bizarre, Brett Kavanaugh has now been confirmed and sworn in as a justice on the Supreme Court. This is a massive win for Trump, Republicans and most importantly, the American people.
ABC News reports:
Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court justice amid protests
The Senate officially confirmed Brett Kavanaugh Saturday as the next Supreme Court justice — but the vote, like the controversial confirmation process, was anything but smooth.
Protesters in the public viewing gallery regularly interrupted the vote, screaming “Shame! Shame! Shame!” and causing brief upsets in the roll call vote.
Vice President Mike Pence, who serves as the president of the Senate, had to repeatedly call for the sergeant at arms to restore order in the gallery.
“I do not consent! Where’s my representation?” one female protester screamed before being forced out of the chamber.
Kavanaugh was sworn in late Saturday by retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose spot on the court he will be taking, and current Supreme Court Judge John Roberts.
In the end, the vote came down as anticipated, with 50 votes in favor, 48 votes against, and 1 present, confirming Kavanaugh as the next justice in the highest court in the land.
This entire process has motivated Conservative voters just in time for the midterms. That’s the next battle and it’s just weeks away.