Later he spoke to reporters aboard Air Force One, saying Mr Kavanaugh had withstood a "horrible attack by the Democrats" and that women were "outraged" at what had happened to the nominee.
The office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley went on the offensive by releasing statements this week meant to discredit Ford.
Mr Kavanaugh's appointment is for life and he will strengthen conservative control of the nine-judge court, which has the final say on United States law.
"The Me Too movement is real".
The Democrats are still smarting from the previous Supreme Court appointment.
"I found her testimony to be honest, painful and compelling". She said, however, that she sets a high bar for nominees to win confirmation and talked about the importance of selecting judges who will act at all times in a manner that promotes "public confidence" in the judiciary.
"I do not believe that these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court", Collins said.
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If 51 Senators vote to reject the nomination, that's it for Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has stated he will be non-partisan, but many of his opponents fear his elevation to the high court is a tipping point toward a more conservative body, particularly with regard to any deliberations on the precedent of Roe v. Wade abortion rights.
Manchin expressed empathy for sexual assault victims.
Friday's vote ushers in 30 hours of debate before the Senate takes its final vote on Kavanaugh.
"Senators claiming to want a dignified debate should not repeat lies constructed by the Judiciary Committee that were cynically created to win support for Judge Kavanaugh".
The Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, as Republicans dismissed sexual assault accusations against the conservative judge and delivered a major victory to President Donald Trump.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the Judiciary Committee chairman, accused Democrats of waging a scorched-earth campaign to destroy Kavanaugh - "the most qualified nominee in our nation's history" - before he could be confirmed. She gave an impassioned, handsome speech yesterday.
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It is wrong, they haven't been recognised, Prashant Bhushan replied, saying it was the responsibility of the court. To which the CJI remarked, "You need not remind us what's our responsibility", before dismissing the petition.
As demonstrators clapped in unison and chanted "November is coming" and "Vote them Out!" The confirmation process for Kavanaugh was complicated by allegations of sexual misconduct against him by multiple women.
What was said in the Senate?
They held signs reading "Kava Nope" and "Shame, Collins", the latter a reference to the announcement by Sen.
During the rally, the president also accused Democrats of supporting sanctuary cities and of wanting to strip funding from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
To confirm Kavanaugh, it took only a simple majority of 51 "yes" votes.
From the outset, Democrats have tried to portray him as a partisan, harking back to his work on the investigation that led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, and his time as a White House lawyer for former President George W. Bush. He went on to urge the crowd to go to the polls next month, telling them they "have a chance to stop the radical Democrats" by electing Republicans to Congress.
Trump stepped into the political battle over the confirmation as allegations piled up against Kavanaugh. And they said Kavanaugh's record and fuming testimony at a now-famous Senate Judiciary Committee hearing showed he lacked the fairness, temperament and even honesty to become a justice.
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Republicans hailed the Federal Bureau of Investigation results as favourable to Kavanaugh, saying that none of nine witnesses interviewed corroborated stories from two women, Blasey and Deborah Ramirez, whose accusations were investigated.