Because senators confirmed Kavanaugh to the court, she hoped the public would take action in future elections. Nearly one out of three Alaskan women have been a victim of sexual violence, according to a 2015 poll.
Repeatedly during the Senate debate, Republicans accused Democrats of staging a "smear" campaign against Kavanaugh to prevent a conservative becoming a Supreme Court justice.
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We are concerned that, as a new Supreme Court justice, Judge Kavanaugh will exhibit the same extreme partisanship and lack of veracity and judicial temperament that we have all witnessed in recent days.
Police forcibly removed the protesters, with one person dragged out by their arms and legs. Earlier in the day, Cornyn told a group of reporters that this has "not been the Senate's finest hour", and said that "a better path forward" is needed.
Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY looked ahead to November, appealing to voters beyond the Senate chamber: "Change must come from where change in America always begins: the ballot box". "May God be with you and guide you always", one user wrote. "Keep it up, because it's going to make America stronger". A week later, President Trump had narrowed it to four finalists: Judges Thomas Hardiman, Amy Barrett, Raymond Kethledge, and Brett Kavanaugh. I've known him for 18 years as someone who is thoughtful and compassionate, someone who has a big heart and has the humility to listen.
When Trump nominated Kavanaugh in July, Democrats leapt to oppose him, saying that past statements and opinions showed he'd be a threat to the Roe v. Wade case that assured the right to abortion.
The Republican Majority has conducted one of the least transparent, least fair, most biased processes in Senate history, slanting the table from the very beginning to produce their desired result, he alleged. Unlike Gorsuch - who replaced the far-right Justice Antonin Scalia - Kavanaugh is taking the place of a justice who was a less reliable vote for Republicans and could prove to be more dependably conservative than his predecessor.
Many senators followed suit, casting their votes and shuffling out of the chamber quietly. Alternate protest posters left on the ground included the names of the other three finalists as well, showing that liberals would have had a fit for any nominee President Trump might choose.
Overcoming unprecedented opposition mounted by Democrats and a series of allegations of sexual assault, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was confirmed by the Senate on the nine-member bench of the Supreme Court.
"Yet, Senate Republicans chose to send a clear message to all women: do not speak out, and if you do? do not expect to be heard, believed or respected", she said. She did this as a courtesy to her Republican colleague, Sen. "I believe he is a good man, it just may be that in my view he's not the right man for the court at this time". "I think she will never recover from this", Trump said. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was a "no", but voted "present" as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., a Kavanaugh supporter who was at his daughter's wedding on Saturday.
By a vote of 50-48, the Senate gave a lifetime job to Kavanaugh, 53, after weeks of fierce debate over sexual violence, privilege and alcohol abuse that convulsed the nation just weeks before congressional elections on November 6.
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