Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the post of associate justice on the Supreme Court by the U.S. Senate on Saturday.
Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s second appointment to the high court, was approved on a 50-48 vote. One Democrat voted in his favor. One Republican voted “present” and another was absent to attend his daughter’s wedding.
Kavanaugh, 53, was a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals. He had been appointed by George Bush. His nomination to the Supreme Court became controversial after a former high school classmate, Christine Blasey Ford, claimed he had sexually assaulted her at a party in the early 1980s. Two other women also came forth and accused him of sexual misconduct.
Kavanaugh denied being involved.
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