Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon in a 50–48 vote by the Senate – the narrowest margin for a confirmed justice in more than a century – as protesters continued to occupy Capitol Hill.
Protesters continued to mobilize inside the Hart Senate Office Building and outside the Supreme Court and Capitol Building Saturday in a push that began last week as Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle stumbled through the Senate.
Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday. The next day, hundreds gathered in support of Ford and a vigil was held Monday to stop the judge’s confirmation and call for support for sexual assault survivors.
Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy in a private ceremony Saturday evening.
Hundreds of protesters have been arrested by Capitol Police over the past week of demonstrations.
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