US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has sought to put a bruising confirmation battle behind him at a White House ceremony in which President Donald Trump declared him innocent of sexual misconduct and apologised for the heated process.
While Trump apologized on behalf of the nation for "the bad pain and suffering" Kavanaugh and his family had suffered and declared him "proven innocent", the new justice assured Americans that he would be fair and was taking the job with "no bitterness".
Trump reminded his audience how Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been blamed for leaking professor Christine Blasey Ford's letter alleging she had been sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"I'm not saying nobody could do it. but it requires a lot of force, more than you might think", Roberts said. "I think, given our divides, it will pretty much fall predictably between those who are for and those who are against", Clinton said.
With justices seated by seniority, President Donald Trump's two appointees will flank the Supreme Court bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch at one end and Kavanaugh at the other.
Kimmel had some choice words about Trump's performance during Monday's televised ceremony, especially when the president proclaimed that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of Dr. Ford's assault allegation.
The Washington Examiner noted Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has indicated the House Judiciary Committee might investigate Kavanaugh if his party retakes the majority in November and he becomes the panel's chairman. Soon, Justice Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath to Brett Kavanaugh, just as he did past year for Justice Gorsuch, Trump said.
The rally in Council Bluffs, across the Missouri river from Omaha, Nebraska, was Trump's latest stop on a busy tour campaigning for Republican candidates in the lead-up to midterms that will determine control of Congress.
Trump's 2nd Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh sworn in
Kavanaugh's nomination process has been plagued in recent weeks by sexual misconduct allegations made by three women. Support from Collins and Manchin would give Kavanaugh at least 51 votes, assuming no one else changes their stance.
Trump said Tuesday of Feinstein: "Did she leak that?"
"Just over half of both men and women say they are more likely to vote this fall because of the Kavanaugh controversy".
Kavanaugh is Trump's second appointee to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Trump said. "Now was that the worst body language".
"They're already planning to impeach Kavanaugh and Trump".
The Kavanaugh confirmation process has revealed not a flaw in our system, but rather the despicable lengths the radical left will go to bully, intimidate and shout down those with whom they disagree.
So what is it about West Virginian voters that allows them to walk a line between support for Trump and support for Manchin and how did Manchin's vote for Kavanaugh affect their view of the Senator?
He denied the allegations and in a blistering partisan attack during a Senate hearing on Sept 27, accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit".