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McConnell added that "this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the victor they think it is".

Kavanaugh will emerge Tuesday morning from behind the courtroom's red velvet curtains and take his seat alongside his eight colleagues.

Protesters and demonstrations necessitated "extraordinary security measures" to protect the Senate, Supreme Court, the Kavanaugh family, he said.

Mr Kavanaugh's installation cements the strongest conservative majority on the court since the New Deal, delivering on a decades-long ambition of the American right.

The survey produced nearly no good news for Democrats, who earlier this year expected to benefit from historical trends that show the party of first-term presidents nearly always lose congressional seats in the first midterm election after their inauguration. Last year, the Senate confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch.

His arrival on the court tips the bench decidedly to the right - with five conservative and four liberal justices. "And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said amidst applause from the audience. Lisa Murkowski after President Donald Trump criticized her for her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.

The Washington Times reports that the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a pool party 36 years ago without providing a single witness for corroboration is "being pushed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Distinguished Alumna Award because she was "speaking truth to power" at her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

After the allegations against Kavanaugh were scrutinized, principled Americans saw that it was wrong to presume Kavanaugh guilty without evidence and permit the Democrats to assassinate his character.

He later wrote in a newspaper opinion piece that he regretted some of his comments.

"It is very hard I think for a member of the public to look at what goes on in confirmation hearings these days, which is a very sharp conflict in political terms between Democrats and Republicans, and not think that the person who comes out of that process must similarly share that partisan view of public issues and public life".

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McConnell's remarks were viewed as a signal that he would be open to filling a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020.

A new Rasmussen Report noted that 54 percent of likely USA voters are more likely to vote in the November midterm elections as a result of the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh.

US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in at the White House.

The appeals were brought by an environmental group and companies that supported the rule, which had limited hydrofluorocarbons used in a variety of products including spray cans and air conditioners.

Kavanaugh said at the swearing-in ceremony on Monday that "the Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional".

"I haven't criticized Dianne", McConnell said.

Incoming Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh attends a ceremonial swearing-in alongside President Trump at the White House.

Kavanaugh's wife watched the lively session as did his daughters, who were granted a day off from school to see their father's first day on the nation's top court. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, who became the only Republican to vote against him.

McConnell disputed the president's assessment on Wednesday.

Tuesday's cases involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a "three-strikes-and-you're-out" criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences after multiple violent felonies or drug offenses.