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.
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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