Trump apologises to Kavanaugh over 'unfair' treatment

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"I think a lot of Democrats are going to vote Republican", he said in his earlier comments outside the White House.

Even before the allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced, some Democrats questioned Kavanaugh's truthfulness during his initial Senate confirmation hearing.

The near party-line Senate vote was 50-48, capping a fight that seized the national conversation after claims emerged that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted women three decades ago - which he emphatically denied.

During this historic Supreme Court justice swearing in-cum-Dem-smackdown, Trump said "In our country a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty" adding, "And with that, I must state that you sir, under historic, scrutiny were proven innocent".

He angrily predicted that would backfire on Democrats in midterm Congressional elections in November.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.in the White House's East Room.

Media captionTrump: "The main base of the Democrats have shifted so far left we'll end up being Venezuela". Democratic lawmakers, like Booker, are hoping to channel that anger into votes.

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He was voted in by 50 votes to 48, handing Donald Trump a huge victory ahead of the midterms in November. Trump ordered the probe, but later complained that Senate Democrats were just trying to waste time.

The 53-year-old justice told the White House gathering that he would not let the "bitter" confirmation process affect his work on the highest court in the land. During my twelve years on the D.C. Circuit, a majority of my law clerks were women and nearly all of them went on to clerk at the Supreme Court.

Trying to bridge the gap between the roughly half of American women who opposed Kavanaugh's appointment to the court and the roughly half who either supported it or didn't have an opinion is probably impossible. Kavanaugh assured the nation the process "tested" him but "did not change me", so it was unclear who he was when he gave that warning to Democrats.

Democrats have said that an FBI investigation into the allegations that Trump ordered was too limited in scope to be useful. On Monday, the president said "evil" people brought about the situation that slowed Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"False charges. False accusations", the president said at a convention for police chiefs in Orlando.

McConnell signaled he's willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise.

President Trump referenced the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh by issuing an apology to him at the top of his remarks and blaming a campaign of "lies".

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