Despite the controversy surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the top court of United States of America, the Senate has gone ahead and confirmed him as 114th Supreme Court justice.
This was however done by one of the narrowest margins in history amid mass protests.
As a throng of angry demonstrators stood on the steps of the Capitol, the Senate finalized on a near party-line vote of 50 to 48 what will certainly be one of President Donald Trump’s most enduring legacies.
The brutal confirmation fight is likely to have far-reaching implications in next month’s midterm elections.
Kavanaugh heads to the Supreme Court significantly scarred from the confirmation fight, which had the echoes of the 1991 battle over now-Justice Clarence Thomas who was accused of sexual harassment by law professor Anita Hill.
And in a joint appearance on Friday night at Princeton University, their shared alma mater, Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor raised concerns about how the bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh will affect the court’s reputation.
White House counsel Donald McGahn – one of Kavanaugh’s most ardent defenders within the administration – sat in the front row of the public gallery.>