Senate Approves Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice

The Vote to Confirm Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Justice Comes as Protests are Breaking Out Across the Country

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land.

Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 Saturday during a historic roll call vote in the Senate chamber.

The two-vote margin is one of the narrowest ever for a Supreme Court nominee.

The vote unfolded with protesters shouting from the gallery.

The vote closes out a bitter struggle over Kavanaugh’s nomination, inflamed by accusations that he sexually assaulted women in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh forcefully denied the accusations in sworn testimony.

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