Justice Brett Kavanaugh was finally confirmed as the Supreme Court judge on Saturday (6 October) following a long drawn out battle against sexual assault allegations by college professor Christine Blasey Ford.
The matter escalated to the extent of US President Donald Trump ordering an FBI inquiry into the matter, following which the Federal agency gave him a clean chit.
As a result, in a closely contested 50-48 vote, the US Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Two senators decided to break ranks and did not vote along party lines. Republican Senator from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, voted against Kavanguah’s nomination while Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia crossed party lines to vote for the nomination.
This decision though did not go down well with his critics who suffered a virtual meltdown. The protest included a large crowd reaching the US Supreme Court and banging on its main door in agony.
Incidentally such dramatic scenes were also witnessed post Donald Trump taking oath as the US President in 2017.
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