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.
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.
While Democrats fell short of an all-out "blue wave," their gains in the House could have a major impact on President Donald Trump's agenda. DW takes a look at how the results could hurt — or help — the US leader.
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