Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

The Senate is the upper chamber of the US Congress

The Senate is the upper chamber of the US Congress Credit AFP

Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. But while Kavanaugh gained ground with the Republican base, he lost it with the broader public, as 51 percent of voters say the Senate should have rejected his Supreme Court bid. It comes just in time to motivate evangelicals and social conservatives to turn out to vote in November elections that will determine control of Congress.

The urge to vote Democrat is lower, however, among key groups such as under-30s, Latinos and independents than among Democrats as a whole.

This was a surprising find, since cnn.com/cnn/2018/images/10/08/rel9a.

He was confirmed by the Senate in a 50-48 vote on Saturday.

Hours before the White House ceremony, Trump accused opposition Democrats of plotting to remove Kavanaugh from the bench. Only six of the 51 Republicans in the Senate are women.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Mr Trump said at the jurist's White House swearing-in ceremony.

A different Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely USA voters, conducted October 3-4, found that most Americans think sexual abuse is not more common today, but just gets more media attention. A CNN/SSRS survey released Tuesday showed similar results. What's more, a majority of voters also say that they believe the women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct were telling the truth; that Kavanaugh lied about his alcohol use before the Senate; and that "his professional qualifications do not outweigh any questions about his personal conduct".

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He was chief economist at the World Bank from 2016 to 2018, and is credited with the quote "A crisis is a awful thing to waste". Referring to the Trump administration's resistance, Nordhaus said: "I think we just need to get through what is a hard period".

In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" politically after bucking her party on Kavanaugh. There was little difference between the sexes, with 58 percent of males and 55 percent of females agreeing with the survey's statement.

"What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process", the president said in his remarks at the swearing in. Only 20 percent said that the coverage was biased in Kavanaugh's favor, while 35 percent thought it was neutral.

The DCCC also says it raised $4.38 million from the end of September to October 5 - the day it was clear Kavanaugh had the votes to be confirmed.

McConnell said he found Christine Blasey Ford's account of her sexual assault "convincing" but noted that there had been no corroboration that her assailant was Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh had to appear again before the committee to defend himself against Ford's accusations. "I will work very hard to achieve that goal", Kavanaugh said.

Trump told the crowd he is "100 percent" certain that Feinstein "leaked" Ford's name, which led to the public testimony of Ford and Kavanaugh's denial of her allegation, then he backtracked to he was "99 percent" certainty, saying he didn't want to get sued.

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