October 6, 2018
By narrow margin, Kavanaugh and the Republicans overcome left-wing smear campaign.
Amid screams by leftist protesters, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh was confirmed by a narrow margin along a party-line vote, with the exception of Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski – who voted no but then withdrew her vote in order to ‘pair’ it with a Republican colleague who would have voted ‘yes’ – and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin – who vote ‘Yes.’
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the vote, as he would have served as the tie-breaking vote if it was necessary.
Pence had to repeatedly call for the Sergeant-at-Arms to restore order amid protesters.
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