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Controversial Kavanaugh sworn in as SC justice

International Desk
Published on : 07 October 2018, 10:54 AM
Controversial Kavanaugh sworn in as SC justice

 

President Donald Trump`s controversial nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice amid the strong protests across the country. Kavanaugh, accused of sexual assault, confirmed his appointment to the Supreme Court in a 50-48 vote given by the Senate members on Saturday. As a result, the position of Trump`s Republican Party was further consolidated in the United States Supreme Court.

The 53-year-old Kavanaugh took oath in a private ceremony on Saturday (6 October) evening. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and the outgoing justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath.

Earlier, only two hours before Saturday`s voting, two influential senators supported Kavanaugh. They are Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democrat Senator Joe Manchin. Basically, because of their support, Kavanaugh`s appointment becomes certain.

Protesters burst out of anger after Republicans claimed that the FBI investigation against Kavanaugh did not prove the allegations of sexual abuse. Millions of people protested on the streets of Washington on Thursday (October 4th) and more than three hundred protesters were arrested from there. Thousands of protesters have gathered outside the Supreme Court during Kavanaugh’s oath-taking ceremony. At one time, they broke the barricade and proceeded forward and broke a court door.

Three women, including Professor Christine Blasey Ford, complained of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Trump forced to order FBI to investigate. From the beginning, questions about the transparency of the FBI investigation process were raised. The FBI submitted the investigation report five days later. Though the report was not published publicly, Trump and Republicans continue to claim Kavanaugh has been exempted in this report.

 

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