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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation sparks outrage on Twitter and thousands protest

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— Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination: Victory for Donald Trump in Supreme Court vote

— Thousands protest over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote result

Very excited, Donald Trump sent a congratulatory message to Brett Kavanaugh after US Senate backed his supreme court nominee by 50 votes to 48 despite bitter sexual allegation battle.

Trump wrote;

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!

As the FBI report came out and Trump backed Kavanaugh again, thousands of protesters, mostly women, swarmed the streets of Washington to protest the attorney’s nomination, of which hundreds were even arrested by the police.

After a week-long investigation by the FBI, Republicans gained confidence as the agency’s report on accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh found “no evidence” linked to the allegations. However, the agency submitting its report after not interviewing Dr Christine Blasey Ford, or Kavanaugh, angered many.

Reuters reported that Democrats denounced the report and called it “a whitewash that was too narrow in scope and ignored critical witnesses”, but Republican senator Susan Collins claimed it “appears to be a very thorough investigation”.

As the report came out and Trump backed Kavanaugh again, thousands of protesters, mostly women, hit the streets of Washington to protest the attorney’s nomination. Hundreds were arrested by the police, when they refused to leave. Among those detained include comedian-actor Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski.

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