Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Donald Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony Of Brett Kavanaugh

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Melissa Porter | 11 October, 2018, 22:02

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has referred all judicial misconduct complaints against new Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado to investigate, he said in a letter Wednesday.

Republicans are madder about the Kavanaugh controversy than Democrats are and more determined to vote in the upcoming elections because of it.

Mr Trump apologised to Mr Kavanaugh and his family for "the awful suffering you have been forced to endure".

Trump lauded Kavanaugh as a "brilliant jurist" and blamed Democrats for the focus on decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct that dominated debate in the weeks before the nominee's Senate confirmation on Saturday. Kavanaugh strenuously denied the allegations and none of the witnesses the women said would verify their claims did so.

Mr Kavanaugh went through a bruising confirmation process in the US Senate, where questions were also raised over his partisan rhetoric.

Although the complaints were originally lodged with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Kavanaugh's former court, the circuit executive of that court asked Roberts to transfer the matters to another circuit out of a "concern that local disposition may weaken public confidence in the process".

The other eight justices were all in attendance for Monday's swearing-in, which was entirely ceremonial. Before Kavanaugh got a seat on the court, several polls were finding the opposite.

In 1992, Roe v Wade faced its biggest challenge to date with the Supreme Court case of Planned Parenthood v Casey. And I will always be a team player on the team of nine. "President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy, '" McConnell famously said in August 2016. "I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness".

McConnell described protesters "literally storming the steps of the Capitol and the Supreme Court", confronting Republicans at restaurants and shouting from the Senate visitors' galleries during last week's debate and vote on Kavanaugh.