Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court amid protests

Three senators' votes tipped the scale in Kavanaugh's favor as protesters took a stand for one of the most controversial Supreme Court nominations in history.
1:26 | 10/06/18

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Transcript for Kavanaugh confirmed to Supreme Court amid protests
Good afternoon I'm Jonathan Karl and were coming on the air with breaking news. The senate just moments ago voted to confirm Brett Cavanaugh to the US Supreme Court completing a polarizing chapter in American history. And cementing a conservative shift for the nation's high court for a generation the vote. Fifty to 48 is the narrowest margin for Supreme Court confirmation in more than 100 in thirty years. The nomination process bitterly divided senate the confirmation thrown into a tailspin. By allegations of sexual assault dating back decades hundreds of protesters are gathered outside of the capital and the Supreme Court. Make no mistake. This confirmation marks a huge victory for president trump let's get right to ABC's senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce on Capitol Hill merry. John is ultimately came down to four key swing vote and a decision that they described as agonizing three of those senators Jeff flake Susan Collins and Joseph mansion. Voting to support judge Kavanagh Joseph Manchin the only Democrat to side with Republicans and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska the only Republican. To cross party lines John I've talked with members on both sides of the aisle here and say despite was so brutal it marks a new low in the partisan divide. Mary thank you judge Kavanagh is confirmation well of course be the topic of conversation. And tomorrow's this week join me as I talk one on one with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

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