"I look back at 28 years of Thomas, and I sense absolutely no retribution or I haven't seen any change in the way the courts have operated", he said. "We've always had that", though in general "it clearly is wider than it used to be".
The DCCC also says it raised $4.38 million from the end of September to October 5 - the day it was clear Kavanaugh had the votes to be confirmed. Some Democrats have talked of impeaching Kavanaugh, though the process is hard with a two-thirds Senate majority required to remove a federal judge.
He cited the Republicans' thin, 51-49 Senate majority. Two other women also accused him of sexual misconduct.
"I can just see it just from traveling around the country in the last few days, traveling around Wisconsin, the Republican base is definitely animated after this", Ryan said.
A group that identifies itself as "the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization" said that following Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, its hotline call center saw a record jump in calls from sexual assault survivors. Kennedy, considered a conservative, was perceived as a swing vote on the court after siding with liberals on several crucial cases.
Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch previous year.
But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Senator Dianne Feinstein.
The Iowa audience responded to Trump's claim by chanting, "Lock her up!" He then did an impression of her denying that she leaked the warning to reporters.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters who are Very Angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections.
Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction". "100 per cent." He quickly added: "I don't want to get sued so 99 per cent". "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is".
According to Deadline, Kimmel joked that Trump is "flying extra high today after the confirmation of beer-battered Brett Kavanaugh, who is now on the United States Supreme Court despite all of the stuff you know about".
The nomination went forward, and Kavanaugh was confirmed in a slim 50-48 vote on Saturday.
"Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it".
"Our representative government and the rule of law depend on their dedication, their bravery and their sacrifice, so thank you so much for keeping the Senate safe", he said.
He renewed one of his favorite nicknames, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. In April, the committee voted to approve bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "It's how things are lining up", Ryan said. Grassley said the president has a right to do so.
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