President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

President Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh At Ceremonial Swearing

Kavanaugh denied those allegations.

In the 1990s, before becoming a judge, Kavanaugh was part of special counsel Kenneth Starr's team that investigated Democratic President Bill Clinton.

Justice Kavanaugh also faces more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints over his public statements as a nominee to the Supreme Court.

Mr Trump joined Mr Kavanaugh and his family as the new justice swore an oath at the White House on Monday.

During this historic Supreme Court justice swearing in-cum-Dem-smackdown, Trump said "In our country a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty" adding, "And with that, I must state that you sir, under historic, scrutiny were proven innocent".

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices, from left, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer watch from the front row as Brett Kavanaugh takes his ceremonial oath of office while participating in a ceremonial public swearing-in in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Oct. 8, 2018. It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people who were evil. Kavanaugh has moved into the chambers previously occupied by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who has taken over Kennedy's chambers.

First Lady Melania Trump will not attend Monday night's swearing-in ceremony, her spokesperson told CBS News.

Immigration, firearms, and asbestos exposure cases will greet Brett Kavanaugh during his first week as a Supreme Court justice. Almost two-thirds, or 63%, of likely women voters said they will vote for the Democratic congressional nominee in November, compared to 33% of likely women voters who said they'll vote Republican.

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Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday after a bitter Senate battle.

Boarding the Marine One helicopter at the White House, he branded the sexual assault allegations that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's path to the top court "a hoax" and "all made up, fabricated".

"The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and there's no way to do even an investigation unless we flip one of the houses", replied Booker, a Democrat seen as a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

Kavanaugh is expected to begin his tenure by hearing two cases dealing with matters of robbery and burglary.

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The justices on Tuesday left in place an August 2017 ruling the new Supreme Court justice wrote that struck down an Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency rule.

Independent court analysts, however, predict Kavanaugh is likely to concur with more conservative interpretations of the law, given a solid 5-4 ideological edge on the court to those who lean to the right. The president's rendering of a verdict on the sexual assault allegations risks further antagonising political opponents at a moment that the "Me Too" movement demands accountability for sexual misconduct.

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