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Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court confirmed

Posted at 1:03 PM, Oct 06, 2018

The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday.

The vote was confirmed 50 to 48 by the Senate.

Governor Jerry Brown tweeted shortly after the confirmation.

“This controversial and partisan choice further deepens the divisions in America and profoundly undermines democratic governance,” Brown said. “A real tragedy.”

Senator Kamala Harris said we can’t stop fighting in a tweet.

“Progress doesn’t happen overnight. It can be painful. It can be slow. But now is the time to roll up our sleeves, knock on doors, and register people to vote,” Harris said.

Senator Dianne Feinstein also tweeted following the vote.

“Confirming Brett Kavanaugh in the face of credible allegations of sexual assault that were not thoroughly investigated, and his belligerent, partisan performance in last Thursday’s hearing undermines the legitimacy of the Supreme Court,” she said.

Harris and Feinstein voted no on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

President Donald Trump said he applauds and congratulates the U.S. Senate for confirming a great nominee in a tweet.

He said he will sign his appointment later today and will be officially sworn in.