United States President Donald Trump said on Monday that he was apologising on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in U.S. history.
Justice Kavanaugh, acknowledging the "contentious and emotional" fight over his confirmation, said he had "no bitterness" and promised to "always be a team player on the team of nine". But then-Justice Anthony M. Kennedy - who has now been replaced by Kavanaugh - appeared at least open to eventually adopting a standard that could limit that pernicious tactic, and most observers expect another gerrymandering case to make it to the high court soon. "And now they want to impeach him". "And I think it's really going to show you something come November 6", when the midterms are held, Trump added.
As for the generic congressional ballot, the CNN poll found Democrats with a 13-point lead among likely voters, with 54% of respondents saying they would vote for the Democratic Party's candidate and 41% saying they planned to vote for the GOP nominee.
All four of the law clerks Kavanaugh has hired this term are women, which is a first for a Supreme Court justice.More news: India vs West Indies live scores first Test day three
After POTUS was finished torching Democrats and Ford, Kavanaugh spoke of being a "force for stability and unity".
"What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process", the president said in his remarks at the swearing in.
Speaking to reporters before departing for a speech in Florida on Monday, Trump said the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".
"The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and there's no way to do even an investigation unless we flip one of the houses", replied Booker, a Democrat seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2020. Justice Kavanaugh took the two required oaths privately at the court last Saturday, letting him begin work right away.
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The other eight justices also were at the White House Monday.
The president said he had many friends who were Democrats, but that the party was pushing politics too far left.
The Supreme Court is declining to review an environmental ruling written by Brett Kavanaugh in his former role as an appeals court judge. The court will be hearing arguments in two previously little-noticed cases involving the Armed Career Criminal Act, a federal law that imposes heightened penalties on people who repeatedly commit serious crimes.
Kavanaugh, in turn, attacked the Dem senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee for what he called an orchestrated "hit" meant to exact revenge for the Clintons, warning the Dems on the committee "what goes around comes around".More news: Google Shuts Down Google+ After Privacy Breach