But the war over this particular slot goes on.
The US first lady declared her support for Brett Kavanaugh as she toured Egypt on Saturday, hours before the judge was confirmed to the supreme court by the Senate and during her final stop on her solo tour of Africa.
Powell himself had been something of a compromise after President Richard Nixon's original front-runners ran into opposition. "But he ruled the way he did because he thought - he thought it was different and appointed towards the center".
He predicted that Republicans would pick up Senate seats as a result.
Senators on both sides know they have work to do to put the chamber back together again after a ferocious debate that saw them arguing over the sordid details of high school drinking games, sexual allegations and cryptic yearbook entries.
By Friday, as the nomination was on a glide path to victory, one of today's combatants coined a new battle cry for conservatives. But he said that after factoring in the Federal Bureau of Investigation report, "I have found Judge Kavanaugh to be a qualified jurist who will follow the Constitution". "We spoke to a gal who does not support Kavanaugh and had a good discussion with her, very respectful". Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who gave a fiery defense of the nominee during the September 27 hearing, "and, at least on our side, for wanting to win too much". And it was fought against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and Trump's unyielding support of his nominee and occasional mocking of Kavanaugh's accusers.
Kellyanne Conway, a senior White House adviser, said on ABC's "This Week" that the focus should turn from Kavanaugh's combative testimony and towards his 12 years as a respected appeals court judge in Washington.
"I think that the MS speech had great impact", he said, calling it "a very important thing". But Senators Chris Coons and Mazie Hirono distanced themselves from those demands, saying they are concentrating on the November 7 congressional elections.
Asked by reporters aboard Air Force One what message he had for women across the country who feel the nomination sends a message that their allegations of sexual assault aren't believed, Trump disagreed with the premise, saying women "were outraged at what happened to Brett Kavanaugh" and "were in many ways stronger than the men in his favour".
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McConnell had blocked a vote on Democratic President Barack Obama's choice of Merrick Garland to the high court in 2016, citing tradition of not filling vacancies in a presidential election year.
Diane Russell, a Democratic activist, said Collins voted to "betray ME women and ME survivors" by ignoring their stories.
People protest on the steps of the Supreme Court after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, Oct. 6, 2018 in Washington.
Murkowski ultimately withdrew herself from the final tally as a gesture of goodwill toward her Republican colleague, Sen.
Grassley contends that, after Bork and Thomas, the succeeding decade of judicial confirmations changed. But then, he said, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), as a junior member in 2001, led a strategy that enabled Democrats to block President George W. Bush's nominees based on legal ideology rather than qualifications for the posts.
"Manchin is still a Democrat and we're trying to hold onto our majority", he said.
"That's poisoned the well for the last 18 years", Grassley said. "I can't believe they said it, but they said it". "But I'm anxious. I am really anxious that this becomes the new normal, where we find new and even more creative ways to tear one another down".
Comparing the Bork and Kavanaugh fights, Leo said that the biggest difference might have been the 24-7 cycle of news moving across multiple cable outlets and social media networks that didn't exist 30 years ago.