Chief Justice John Roberts referred judicial misconduct complaints about newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Colorado, the Washington Post reported Wednesday afternoon.
Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high-court confirmation.
Many conservatives have lavished praise on McConnell for Kavanaugh's confirmation, with McConnell himself boasting it's the "single most important thing I've been involved in in my career" and some even suggesting he deserves more credit than Trump himself. With courtroom security tight, there were no disruptions by protesters during the arguments, as there had been during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.
Kavanaugh was Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body, following conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.
At one point, Kavanaugh could be seen having a lighthearted exchange with liberal Justice Elena Kagan, seated next to him. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said late last month of the allegations against Kavanaugh.
GOP leaders blasted the Democratic proposal in advance of the vote, saying it would take away a low-priced insurance option for families who Republicans argue were hurt by the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare. Kavanaugh appeared less sympathetic to the defendants than Gorsuch.More news: Category 4 Hurricane Michael making landfall today
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In an interview with The Associated Press, the Kentucky Republican cited the Trump administration's "extraordinary" success with the GOP-controlled Congress including a growing economy, two new Supreme Court justices and congressional action to cut regulations and taxes. The focus group was conducted on the evening of October 5th, after Manchin had announced he would be supporting Kavanaugh's nomination.
Ford sought to remain anonymous in a letter with her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, but after reporters started contacting her, Ford went public.
The second, filed September 27, claims Kavanaugh violated the judiciary's code of conduct by 'engaging in a public and partisan campaign of lies to cover-up and hide sexual misconduct and crimes he committed in the past'. He has denied the allegations.
"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the awful pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", Trump said at the start of a ceremonial swearing-in in the East Room of the White House on Monday.
Asked if he considered the crowd at Trump's rally also a mob, McConnell said: "I'm not interested in talking about tweets or what people may say at rallies".