Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday afternoon as the newest Supreme Court justice.
The vote was 50-48, with Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK) voting “present” and Sen. Steve Daines (MT) away at his daughter’s wedding.
Afterward, GOP senators needed police escorts as they made their way back to their home states out of fear of what liberal protesters would do.
Even scarier, senators have received death threats on their personal cell phones.
Colleague Peter Doocy rpts a GOP senator says senators have had death threats texted to their person phones. Calls that "unusual." Also says some senators who flew home after Kavanaugh vote were accompanied by police for protection
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 6, 2018
How did these numbers leak?
Fox News is told by this lawmaker that Senators share each other’s contact info through a small pocket-sized book issued at the beginning of each congress, generally only issued to a small and trusted group of staffers.
— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) October 6, 2018
From Fox News:
Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice late Saturday, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him to the nation’s highest court after a rancorous confirmation battle.
Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony, accompanied by his wife and children. The ceremonial swearing in is expected to happen on Monday evening at the White House. It means that now-Justice Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday.
The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was the sole Democrat to vote “yes.” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was a “no,” but voted “present” as a courtesy to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who was attending his daughter’s wedding in Montana.
Democrats reacted to the vote by urging supporters to turn out to the polls in November for the midterms.
Here are some horrible reactions:
Abolish the Senate. Abolish lifetime appointments to the supreme court.
No matter how hard you vote in November, they are coming for your rights.
Direct action. Organization. Civil disobedience.
The senators who voted Yes should feel as unsafe as women do right now. https://t.co/gspd04IeNs
— Steve [#YesOn10 & #YesOnB] Ducey (@SteveDucey) October 6, 2018
Ah. "Tyranny by the majority isn't so bad" is coming back into style https://t.co/El8rMbrE9x
— 🎃Parker🎃 (@jpallen773) October 6, 2018
"A Republic, if you can keep it." https://t.co/85GOK7gyZn
— Herostratos (@amenalkHelios) October 6, 2018
Where’s the civility?