Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. He was accompanied by his wife and children. on Monday evening at the White House, ceremonial swear in is expected to take place. It means that the new Supreme Court Justice will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday.
The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh after an FBI probe helped settle concerns among most uneasy senators about the sexual assault allegations. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years and even closer than Clarence Thomas, who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations but this did not hurt his confirmation either.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said it was a “heartbreaking day for women, girls and families across America.” She also pledges to file a Freedom of Information Act request so that the public can view the documents connected to the FBI’s background investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
According to Fox News, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., brushed off criticism from Democrats and said it was “a good day for America and an important day for the Senate.”
“We stood up for the presumption of innocence, we refused to be intimidated by the mob of people coming after Republican members at their homes and hallways,” he said.