Despite being accused of sexual abuse in his youth, the United States Senate confirmed Kavanaugh as the new judge of the Supreme Court
"With 50 votes in favor and 48 against, candidate Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to be a new judge of the Supreme Court," said US Vice President Mike Pence, who chaired the session in the Upper House.
During the morning, at least 500 people awaited the decision of the Senate against Kavanaugh, who has been very controversial after the psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford argued that the Supreme candidate abused her in 1982.
According to the KienyKe newspaper, Ford assured the Senate Judiciary Committee that in 1982, along with her high school friend Mark Judge, Kavanaugh, locked her in a room at a party and pinned her to a bed while they both tried to undress her.
"I thought he was going to rape me," Ford said. It was hard for me to breathe and I thought Brett was going to accidentally kill me. Both Brett and Mark laughed drunk during the attack. They seemed to be having a good time. Mark was urging Brett and sometimes told him to stop. "
According to Infobae, after this demand was joined by two more women, the senators pressured Trump for the FBI to investigate the accusations. However, Trump has offered his support to Kavanaugh and has assured that it is a fraud organized by the Democrats to stop the arrival of his nominee to the Supreme.
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In addition, a few hours before the vote, the president insisted on emphasizing that Kavanaugh was a very good man: "Women for Kavanaugh and many others who support this very good man will concentrate on Capitol Hill (the area near the US Capitol) to the wait for the vote between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm It's a beautiful thing to watch, "Trump said on his official Twitter account.
The confirmation of Kavanaugh is a great victory for the president, who managed to locate two conservative judges in the highest court in the United States. That is why the opposition fears that, with this new confirmation of the Supreme, the ultraconservative groups will be able to re-impose their agenda and retreat in the social advances conquered by the Americans, such as abortion and equal marriage.
From his Twitter account, Trump applauded the Senate for his decision: "I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting! "
I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 6 de octubre de 2018
Faced with the decision, First Lady Melania Trump said that Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" to occupy this position, according to the White House: "I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard, happy that Judge Kavanaugh also has been, that the FBI investigation has ended, that it was completed and that the Senate voted."
LatinAmerican Post | Luisa Fernanda Báez Toro
Translated from: 'Brett Kavanaugh: Nuevo juez de la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos'