Kavanaugh Confirmed

Victoria Myers, News Editor

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In a letter to President Donald Trump dated June 21, 2018, Judge Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court of the United States; this retirement opened a seat on the court that could shape the country for years to come. President Trump made his official nomination of Brett Kavanaugh on July 8, 2018.

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was considered controversial, as President Trump had already nominated one conservative justice to the court. The nomination of Kavanaugh was met with opposition from many members of the Democratic Party due to November’s midterm elections. The Senate attempted to delay the nomination and eventual confirmation of Kavanaugh; however, the process went on.

On September 13, a letter was released to the FBI accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault by an anonymous source. The accuser’s name was released on September 20, and Christine Blasey Ford made her first public statement to The Washington Post. Kavanaugh promptly denied these allegations. The public hearing on September 27 held testimony from both Ford and Kavanaugh. There was a call for an FBI investigation, this investigation did not point to any evidence that would hinder Kavanaugh’s work on The Supreme Court.

On October 6, 2018, the US Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh 50-48. He was sworn in on the same day.