After all the heated controversies regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault case, he finally was sworn in as the 114th justice of the US Supreme Court by 50-48 votes on Saturday. Conducted under the administration of retired Justice Anthony M Kennedy, this judicial oath was witnessed by Kavanaugh’s family including his two daughters, Wife Ashley Kavanaugh holding the family Bible during the ceremony, and his parents.
Said to be a winning stroke for the American President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Judge is a major triumph for Mr. Trump as he looks forward to the crucial mid-term elections to be held in November. He greeted Kavanaugh for his victory while he was away for his election campaigns in Kansas.
“I just congratulated him,” said Mr. Trump to one of the Topeka’s reporters. “I said congratulations. It was well fought. I mean, who would thought a thing like that could have happened, what he’s been through? Everything was uncorroborated.”
He also expressed his felicity on Twitter.
Amidst angry protests all over the city, Brett Kavanaugh, 53, won by 2 votes, the closest nomination voting ever since 1881. Replacing Kennedy who resigned earlier this year, Kavanaugh will reinforce the nine-judge court’s conservative control along with having a final say on the US law. He determinedly refuted all accusations of sexual misconduct against him during his high school or college.
Millions of US citizens were glued to their television sets for hearing the most controversial verdict of Brett Kavanaugh who was accused by three ladies. At the last moment, Trump had to order a last-minute FBI supplemental inquiry which stated Kavanaugh to be all allegation-free.
Two of Trump’s nominees Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch are in the nine-membered Supreme Court bench. Whereas, former President Barack Obama’s nominees are women Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, on the bench since 2009 and 2010.