Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh

Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh

Midterm Elections Hold Ultimate Verdict on Kavanaugh

Hours prior to a ceremonial swearing-in of the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice, President Donald Trump accused opposition Democrats of already plotting to remove Brett Kavanaugh from the bench.

But constituents in ME have told a different story since Collins' speech last Friday, in which she suggested that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford incorrectly remembered Kavanaugh as the person who assaulted her when the two were in high school and claimed the judge had displayed an appropriate temperament for a Supreme Court justice.

"Mr. President, thank you for everything", Kavanaugh said to Trump, after he was sworn in by his mentor, the newly retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the first time a justice has sworn in a former clerk.

Mr Trump said every notion of fairness and decency had been broken, and berated the "the awful suffering" the judge had been forced to endure, adding that "under historic scrutiny", he had been "proven innocent".

Trump added that Democrats will be directly affected during the midterm elections next month by how they handled the Kavanaugh confirmation process. "I have been called the most vile and hateful names imaginable".

Trump also pointed to television footage of protesters outside the Capitol, and said their numbers paled in comparison to the thousands of supporters awaiting him in Kansas.

Ahead of the USA mid-term elections, Mr Trump added: "I think you're going to see a lot of things happen on 6 November that would not have happened before".

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh Saturday after weeks of hearings looking into his background.

Hiring on a roll, jobless rate 3.7%
But despite the lower jobless rate, non-farm employers added just 134,000 net new positions, far weaker than analysts expected. At the same time, the jobless rate for white Americans edged down to 3. 3 percent , their lowest level since December 1969.

Even before the allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced, some Democrats questioned Kavanaugh's truthfulness during his initial Senate confirmation hearing. Every American can be assured that I will be an independent and impartial justice, devoted to equal justice under law.

"When he came back with such a forceful denial and the anger and anguish that he showed and then the lack of corroboration led me back to the fundamentals of our legal system: a presumption of innocence", Collins explained to CNN's "State of the Union".

Trump noted that Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, was in the East Room audience at the White House, along with his two daughters Liza and Margaret.

White House officials now say they view the speech as a turning point that changed the momentum as it appeared Kavanaugh's nomination was at risk.

Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family for "the bad suffering you have been forced to endure".

Trump said the mere mention of impeaching a Supreme Court justice who "is a top scholar, a top student, a top intellect, and who did nothing wrong" should galvanize support for Republican candidates on the ballot.

Accusations from several women remain under scrutiny, and House Democrats have pledged further investigation if they win the majority in November. "That's the only thing I remember, '" Trump said at the event, impersonating Ford.

Joining Kavanaugh at the ceremony were many friends fellow legal professionals in Washington, as well as his parents and daughters.

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