The US Senate approves Kavanaugh’s appointment as a member of the Supreme Court
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a candidate of US President Donald Trump, won the Supreme Court seat on Friday by a preliminary Senate vote for his confirmation by a final vote on Saturday.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh received 51 votes against 49.
The US Senate on Saturday approved the nomination of a conservative judge, Brett Kavanaugh, as a member of the Supreme Court.
Conservative Republican Kavanaugh won a slim majority in the Senate (50-48), making an important political victory for US President Donald Trump, after weeks of political wrangling over charges of sexual assault when he was a young man.
Christine Blizzie Ford, a California university professor, accused Kavanaughof sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were both in high school in Maryland. Kavanaugh called Ford’s claims “completely false.”
Recently, Donald Trump has stepped up his defense of his candidate for the Supreme Court, saying it is hard to imagine that Brett Kavanaugh has committed sexual abuse and that it would be regrettable if her defendant did not testify before the Senate.
“Today is a historic day for our country, by the majority of the US Senate,” said Mike Bens, vice president of the US Senate. “It was voted for by Brett Kavanaugh to be a new voice in the Supreme Court that will preserve the eternal vision of the founders of America.”
The nine-judge Supreme Court is a powerful force in lawmaking and community life in the United States, often a crucial word in political and social debates. The appointment of Kavanaugh may be proof that Republicans will be able, through the Supreme Court, to make decisions of vital importance to American society.
Until recently, Kavanaugh , 53, was a judge at the Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia (Washington, DC).
Kavanaugh also served in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he played a pivotal role in preparing a report based on the results of the investigation into President Bill Clinton’s case. The report was the basis for Clinton’s removal (which was cleared by a majority of senators and led until the end of his term) .