Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh sworn in after divisive fight

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is likely to be pivotal US high court vote on divisive social issues

At a rally in Mississippi, Trump mocked Ford by saying: '"I had one beer.' Well, do you think it was ..."

Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims.

Supreme Court judges are appointed for life and the 53-year-old Kavanaugh can potentially keep his position for decades.

With tensions simmering, Pence got an earful from activists who booed and chanted "Vote them out!" as he walked to his motorcade.

Residents of a townhouse near the Washington home of Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican whose backing helped get Kavanaugh over the line on Saturday, flew the flag of the lawmaker's home state ME upside down in protest.

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The latest polls show Heitkamp trails her Republican opponent, Rep. Kevin Cramer, by double digits ahead of the November 6 midterm election in a state Trump won easily in 2016.

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Trump, throughout the day, insisted Kavanaugh would not be tainted by the sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford and others that almost tanked his nomination.

Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster, told The Journal that Christian conservatives will be happy with Trump for his Supreme Court picks, but he said the Democratic "enthusiasm in the midterms will go even higher if that's possible".

But the fight was defined by the sexual assault accusations.

Kavanaugh is expected to be sworn in quickly and will join four liberal justices and four other conservatives as the court, which is expected soon to hear controversial disputes involving abortion, immigration, gay rights and voting rights.

He added that what the Kavanaugh family had "endured" was "unthinkable", and called it a "shameless campaign of political and personal destruction".

So how did he celebrate once it became clear Friday the nominee had the votes for confirmation?

Despite her opposition to Kavanaugh, Murkowski ultimately withdrew herself from the final tally as a gesture of goodwill toward her Republican colleague, Sen.

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Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican who did not vote to confirm; rather than a "no" vote, she voted "present". Hundreds of protesters against Kavanaugh had gathered on Saturday on the grounds of the Capitol and at the Supreme Court.

At the White House, press secretary Sarah Sanders reacted with jubilation.

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who Kavanaugh is replacing, will administer the judicial oath in a private ceremony.

A bitter partisan battle that gripped the USA ended yesterday with the Senate's 50-48 vote - the narrowest margin in 130 years - to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice.

Two other women came forward with their own allegations of sexual impropriety after Ford went public.

Trump spoke to reporters on the White House lawn.

Rice, who also served as the USA ambassador to the United Nations under Obama, said she appreciated the enthusiasm about her potential run, but said people who are angry about Kavanaugh should focus on the midterm elections.

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"I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation, our people and our beloved Constitution", he told supporters after signing Kavanaugh's commission aboard Air Force One.

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