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Senate confirms Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination
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Senate confirms Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination

On Saturday, the US Senate held the final confirmation vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The vote was 51-48 and was along party lines. According to a tweet from President Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh is set to be sworn in late Saturday evening. The confirmation vote comes after the US Senate voted to end discussion early Friday morning.

The nomination has been in controversy since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and other women came forward with sexual allegations against the nominee. In late September, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony from both Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh.

The entire nomination process has been partisan and has elicited strong reactions from both sides of the aisle.  The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh comes just a month before the 2018 Midterm elections.