The Republican-controlled US Senate confirmed Trump’s nominee in a tight vote. This move comes after weeks of partisan infighting over accusations of sexual misconduct against the judge.
A woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct testified before a Senate committee hearing. Kavanaugh said the claim is false and called the allegations a calculated political hit.
The confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court began in chaos as protesters were expelled from the hearing room and Democratic senators clashed with their Republican counterparts.
Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her, has agreed to testify before a Senate panel. Ford's allegations have delayed the conservative judge's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as justice on the top court after weeks of controversy. The court now leans 5-4 towards conservatives, ushering in concerns about abortion rights and gun control.
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