Grassley says Judiciary Committee wouldn't consider Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. President Donald Trump apologized to Brett Kavanaugh for the bitter battle over his confirmation to the Supreme Court and declared him "innocent" of the sexual assault allegations that almost derailed his nomination. As of Sunday, 77 percent of Democrats say they are "very motivated" to vote this fall, while 68 percent of Republicans said the same, the Politico/Morning Consult poll showed. Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegations and is now on the Supreme Court. So I don't know how people are going to react to it.

"Our representative government and the rule of law depend on their dedication, their bravery and their sacrifice, so thank you so much for keeping the Senate safe", he said.

In a statement, Feinstein called Trump's remarks "ridiculous and an embarrassment".

Hours before the White House ceremony, Trump accused opposition Democrats of plotting to remove Kavanaugh from the bench.

Kavanaugh's confirmation gave the Republican president a major political victory ahead of crucial November 6 congressional elections, with Trump's second selection for the nation's highest judicial body.

"Since President Trump is unlikely to sign any legislation addressing Democratic priorities, that means that one of the main things you can expect outcome-wise from two years of Democratic House control is a long series of public inquisitions that might help uncover the truth about the president and his cronies".

But this time, the staple of Trump's 2016 campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton had a new target: California Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Trump said Tuesday of Feinstein: "Did she leak that?"

The president continued to joke, "No, I don't want to get sued".

Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh arrived for work on Monday to a familiar sight: protesting women dressed in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes.

A White House ceremony was held Monday night, in which President Trump erroneously said that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of sexual-assault allegations levied at him by Christine Blasey Ford.

Speaking to a crowd of thousands, Trump said he was delivering a promise he'd made to Iowa voters years ago when he campaigned ahead of the state's caucuses. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.

Despite the outcry from Republican voters against Sen.

Since then, the "lock her up" chant has nearly exclusively been used for the former first lady, however, that all changed during Trump's rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

McConnell said that while anyone can throw their name into the ring to challenge Trump in a 2020 presidential primary, he believes it would be a "waste of time" for any Republican to try.

The bitterly divided US Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Justice Kavanaugh, with just one Democrat supporting him.

Trump is traveling to key states and raising millions of dollars for Republican congressional candidates. The long-expected change will lift the federal ban on summer sales of gasoline with high-ethanol blends and allow them year-round.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. She almost jeopardized Kavanaugh's confirmation and did historic harm to the Senate confirmation process, but McConnell still considers her a Republican in "very good standing".