On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally in Kansas, blaming Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against Kavanaugh.
To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump declared it a “historic night”, not long after signing the paperwork to make Kavanaugh’s status official. “I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation,” he said to roars.
Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct when he was a high school and college student.
He was sworn in as a justice on Saturday evening in Washington.
He denied the accusations, but nearly all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.
“Very, very good,” Trump said. “Very happy about it. Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes and I think he’s going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court Justice for many years.”
“I have no doubt,” Trump said, telling reporters that he had chosen Kavanaugh, in part, because “there’s nobody with a squeaky-clean past like Brett Kavanaugh because he is an outstanding person and I’m very honoured to have chosen him”.
He said Kavanaugh had withstood a “horrible, horrible attack” that “nobody should have to go through”.
He said “radical Democrats” have become “an angry, left-wing mob” and “too dangerous and too extreme to govern”. And he urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress.