By narrow margin, Kavanaugh and the Republicans overcome left-wing smear campaign.
Amid screams by leftist protesters, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow margin along a party-line vote, with the exception of Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski – who voted no but then withdrew her vote in order to ‘pair’ it with a Republican colleague who would have voted ‘yes’ – and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin – who vote ‘Yes.’
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the vote, as he would have served as the tie-breaking vote if it was necessary.
Pence had to repeatedly call for the Sergeant-at-Arms to restore order amid protesters.
It was not necessary, and Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 margin.
The Kavanaugh confirmation process was turned into an absurd circus, as the Democrats brought forth numerous uncorrobarated allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh from his high school days, allegations which became more and more absurd as time went on.
While the final outcome was long uncertain, the suspense was brought to an end when Susan Collins – Republican Senator for the State of Maine – slammed the attempt by the left to destroy Kavanaugh, and took a stand for the presumption of innocence, and Kavanaugh’s judicial record.
The confirmation of Kavanaugh gives the Republicans a clear majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, a majority which may now be cemented for decades.