Trump cel­e­brates Ka­vanaugh win

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WASH­ING­TON - US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has cel­e­brated the con­fir­ma­tion of Brett Ka­vanaugh to the Supreme Court, con­demn­ing Democrats for what he called a “shame­less cam­paign of po­lit­i­cal and per­sonal de­struc­tion” against his nom­i­nee. To cheers of sup­port­ers at a po­lit­i­cal rally at the Kansas Ex­pocen­tre in Topeka, Trump de­clared it an “his­toric night,” not long af­ter sign­ing the pa­per­work to make Ka­vanaugh’s statVs of­fi­cial. “I stand be­fore you to­day on the heels of a tremen­dous vic­tory for our na­tion,” he said to roars, thank­ing Repub­li­can sen­a­tors for re­fus­ing to back down “in the face of the Democrats’ shame­less cam­paign of po­lit­i­cal and per­sonal de­struc­tion.” Ka­vanaugh was sworn in as a jus­tice on Satur­day evening in Wash­ing­ton af­ter an ex­traor­di­nar­ily fraught nom­i­na­tion that sparked an­gry protests, nail-bit­ing votes and a na­tional reck­on­ing about sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions and who should be be­lieved. Ka­vanaugh staunchly de­nied the al­le­ga­tions, but nearly all Se­nate Democrats voted against his con­fir­ma­tion 5he fi­nal vote tooL Qlace on Satur­day af­ter­noon as the Qres­i­dent Xas flZing to Kansas aboard Air Force One, and he in­vited trav­el­ling re­porters to his Qri­vate of­fice to Xatch the cli­mac­tic roll call, which was in­ter­rupted sev­eral times by pro­test­ers in the Se­nate gal­leries be­fore Capi­tol Po­lice re­moved them. When it Xas of­fi­cial, Trump de­liv­ered a dou­ble thumbs-up from his desk. Sev­eral aides ap­plauded. “Very, very good,” Trump said. “Very happy about it. Great de­ci­sion. I very much ap­pre­ci­ate those 50 great votes and I think he’s go­ing to go down as a to­tally bril­liant Supreme Court Jus­tice for many years.” Trump, through­out the day, in­sisted Kavanagh would not be tainted by the sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions from Chris­tine Blasey Ford and oth­ers that nearly tanked his nom­i­na­tion. Trump said he was “100 per­cent” cer­tain Ka­vanaugh was in­no­cent.

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