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Kavanaugh Confirmed as Next Supreme Court Justice


On Saturday, the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation came after a tense battle sparked by a sexual assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford.

In the end, however, the decision by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to support Kavanaugh pushed the ‘yes’ count over the threshold needed to secure the nomination.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was the lone Republican who came out in opposition of Kavanaugh, but she voted “present” in the final vote, a nod to her colleague Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) who was unable to vote because he is at his daughter’s wedding in Montana, giving a final vote of 50-48.

During the vote, protesters in the gallery repeatedly interrupted the proceedings.

President Donald Trump has announced Kavanaugh will be sworn in later on Saturday.

Watch above, via MSNBC

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