Judge Brett Kavanaugh is officially a justice on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th associate judge on the highest court on the land just before 7 p.m. Saturday.
The two oaths were administered by Chief Justice Roberts and the man Kavanaugh is replacing, the retiring Anthony Kennedy.
It’s official…Justice Brett Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/OO56i4CAIV
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 6, 2018
Kavanaugh’s swearing in comes as the Senate voted to confirm him vote 50-48 margin, with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin being the only Democrat to cross over and vote “yes.”
To say President Trump was pleased with the confirmation of his nominee to the Supreme Court would be an understatement.
I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court. Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2018
President Donald Trump: "We're very happy and the vote was a great vote, a very historic vote. I just spoke to [Brett Kavanaugh] … He's a terrific man, terrific person." pic.twitter.com/WDG6kwMMwK
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 6, 2018