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Pres. Trump Hosts Ceremonial Swearing-in For Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks during his ceremonial public swearing-in, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 8, 2018.

At a White House ceremony on Monday night, Kavanaugh said he was starting his new job without bitterness. "The Supreme Court is an institution of law". Forty-eight percent of Democrats were "very angry" about the way the Senate treated Ford, while 28 percent of Republican voters and 30 percent of unaffiliated voters agreed.

Kavanaugh took the two required oaths privately at the court on Saturday, letting him begin work right away.

Protesters crowded hallways in the Capitol before Kavanaugh's confirmation vote and pounded on the Supreme Court doors afterward.

In her letter nominating Dr. Ford, Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, said the former alumna's testimony "was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh". Court watchers will be looking to see whether the new justice asks questions at arguments and, if so, what he asks. But the Democrats' outrageous antics in the Kavanaugh fight have awakened a sleeping Republican giant. The FBI probe into the allegations against Kavanaugh reportedly found no corroboration of the allegations against him but was criticized by Democrats for not being a full investigation.

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His remarks on Murkowski were part of a wide-ranging interview in which McConnell acknowledged that the extended fight over confirming Kavanaugh has widened an existing gender gap in which Republicans trail Democrats in support among women.

Brett Kavanaugh participates in his swearing-in ceremony in the presence of Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's wife and daughters.

And on Monday evening he was the guest of honour at a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said.

After his ceremonial swearing in, Kavanaugh told the audience that all his new law clerks at the Supreme Court were women - a first in the history of the Supreme Court.

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For the first time, white men are outnumbered by women and minorities on the Democrat ticket in House races.

McConnell is also preparing for his own re-election in 2020 and, if he is successful, staying on as GOP leader.

The party in power usually loses seats in midterm elections because satisfied voters become complacent. And it comes as the president is on a high wave following a series of wins, including Kavanaugh's confirmation. Kavanaugh won't vote in those cases, but if the court is split 4-4 it could decide to have those cases reargued so Kavanaugh can break the tie. Every litigant in the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their arguments with respect and an open mind. He will take notes for the justices when they meet for private conferences.

North Dakota has a large population of Native Americans and Senator Heidi Heitkamp is considered the most vulnerable Democratic senator up for reelection this year.

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