Friday, 19 October, 2018

Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh and declares him ‘proven innocent'

Mitch Mc Connell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight Donald Trump apologises to Brett Kavanaugh and declares him ‘proven innocent'
Gustavo Carr | 10 October, 2018, 03:38

And on Monday evening he participated in a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the White House. What happened to Kavanaugh was "very, very unfair", the president lamented.

"Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me", he said. As Hasen also suggests, that majority could be more likely to strike down nonpartisan map-drawing commissions, a tool for countering gerrymandering of congressional districts that Kennedy had voted to uphold (and which Kavanaugh might not).

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday after a bitter Senate battle. But then-Justice Anthony M. Kennedy - who has now been replaced by Kavanaugh - appeared at least open to eventually adopting a standard that could limit that pernicious tactic, and most observers expect another gerrymandering case to make it to the high court soon.

Justice Kavanaugh has followed up on his pledge to hire women to serve as his law clerks, becoming the first justice to have an all-female staff.

"I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Mr. Trump said.

Justice Kavanaugh rejected the accusations and Ms. Blasey Ford was unable to offer any witnesses who could corroborate her story; indeed those whom she named instead denied it.

The president also told reporters on Monday morning that he thinks many Democrats will vote Republican in next month's midterm elections because they are angry about Kavanaugh's treatment.

Trump and his fellow Republicans are hoping the confirmation of the 53-year-old conservative jurist will energize their supporters in the midterm voting when political control of Congress is at stake.

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Boarding the Marine One helicopter at the White House, he branded the sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's path to the top court "a hoax" and "all made up, fabricated". However, the Republican cautioned that "it remains to be seen whether this lasts for the next three weeks or not".

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Fall Gala in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 6, 2018. He took his oaths of office in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Saturday evening.

Other prominent Democrats indicate they have no immediate intention of pursuing an impeachment of Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh will hear his first Supreme Court case, a day after President Trump swore in his nominee.

Samuel Chase in 1804 was the only justice to be impeached by the House.

"The Supreme Court is an institution of law".

But after being sworn in, Kavanaugh struck a markedly more conciliatory tone. The president's rendering of a verdict on the sexual assault allegations risks further antagonising political opponents at a moment that the "Me Too" movement demands accountability for sexual misconduct.