Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday by the US Senate.
After dragging the process out with an additional FBI investigation that brought about nothing concerning unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and a lengthy back and forth by Republicans and Democrats, the US Senate voted 50-48 to confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) did not vote as he was attending his daughter's wedding and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) vote was "No," but she withdrew her vote to vote "present," thus making her and Daines vote a non-issue.
President Donald Trump tweeted out his approval of the confirmation.
"I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!" Trump wrote.
I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018
The leaders of the Republicans and Democrats in the Senate took to the floor presenting their opposing views.
CBS reports on Senator Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) statements:
McConnell took the Senate floor after Schumer, praising Kavanaugh and condemning his Democratic colleagues for perceived obstructionism.
"Judge Brett Kavanaugh is among the very best our country has to offer," McConnell said. "He unquestionably deserves confirmation."
He also said that the past few weeks of the confirmation process have "fanned the flames of partisan discord." McConnell added that a vote to confirm Kavanaugh would prove that the Senate follows "facts and evidence."
"This is a chamber in which the politics of intimidation and personal destruction do not win the day," he said, alluding to allegations against Kavanaugh.
CBS then reported on Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) comments:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took the Senate floor shortly before 3:30 p.m., decrying Kavanaugh as unfit for the court as a partisan actor. He also painted Kavanaugh as a hard conservative who would work to overturn Roe v. Wade.
He also encouraged voters angered by the confirmation process to turn out in November.
"If you believe Dr. Ford, and other brave women who came forward, and you want to vindicate their sacrifice, vote," he said.
You may be wondering, doesn't it take more than a simple majority to confirm a presidential nominee? That use to be the way things were handled till under Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah and Senate Democrats led by Harry Reid.
Fox News reminds us:
For the Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed, he or she needs to receive a simple majority of 51 votes.
But this wasn’t always the case.
Senate Republicans deployed the so-called “nuclear option” in 2017 to ensure Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the nation’s highest court. This changed the rules, allowing a nominee to be confirmed with only 51 votes instead of 60.
Frankly, I was never concerned about the allegations against Kavanaugh with no witnesses and no corroboration or evidence. I remain concerned over a lot of his views, rulings and history that I believe are questionable and unconstitutional. That being said, time will tell if I am right.
The only question I have at this point is when will someone charge someone with perjury? Otherwise, the entire two weeks of allegations against Kavanaugh and testimony under oath are a joke when it comes to justice. Republicans believe Kavanaugh and so do I. Democrats believe Ford. So, I ask, if no one is charged with perjury, because they both can't be telling the truth, what was the point of putting them under oath?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.