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Trump told reporters he was "100 percent" certain Ford named the wrong person and credited his decision to attack the California professor in a speech last week as a turning point for the nomination battle.

'We´re very honored that he was able to withstand this frightful, disgusting attack by the Democrats'.

What has Mr Trump said? Trump tweeted about the incident and congratulated the US Senate for confirming the nominee.

Two Democratic senators on Sunday said voters angry that Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct should focus on next month's congressional elections instead of seeking to impeach the new justice. Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

The Senate vote takes the highest US court down a more conservative path for perhaps a generation and is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the US Congress.

Senators knew before Saturday's vote how it would end.

She said that when Kavanaugh was first nominated to federal court in 2004 his nomination was delayed by Democrats for two years and he faced very hostile hearings.

When the final vote, 50-48 was called a victory for Kavanaugh, one woman shouted: "This is a stain on America". We've seen the numbers in the races shifting in our direction.

But the president had harsh words for Murkowski, the lone Republican senator who couldn't get to 'yes'. "I just had to do what I think is right".

Murkowski was re-elected in 2016, meaning she won't have to face voters again until 2022.

Roberts, Jr., will administer the Constitutional Oath and retired Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath in a private ceremony later today in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court.

Mr Kavanaugh's nomination sparked protests across the Capitol. "I'm glad that Dr. Ford was heard, I'm glad that Judge Kavanaugh was heard".

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That, McConnell said, is the statement the Senate will make with its Kavanaugh vote.

Asked if Ford would welcome impeachment, Katz said: 'No'.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the nomination "one of the saddest moments in the history of the Senate", and said, "this chapter will be a flashing red warning light of what to avoid".

'I don't think she has any regrets.

"I have to do what I think is right", Collins said.

Hirono also criticized Collins' claim that Blasey Ford's allegations had not been corroborated.

Friday morning began with uncertainty over whether Senate Republicans had the support necessary to push the nomination across the finish line, but the day ended with confirmation all but assured after Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana, who supports Kavanaugh, but will be in Montana to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding.

At a rally in MS earlier this week, Trump ridiculed Ford's testimony in a mock cross-examination: 'How did you get home?

"The vulgarity is unbelievable ... things like 'I hope you're raped". 'I don't remember.' Where is the place? Hirono said. "What is that?"

Rice, however, said her "ties to ME are long and deep".

The Trump appointee has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by three women in recent weeks, and critics have characterized his confirmation as an affront to survivors of sexual assault.