U.S. Senate confirms Kavanaugh as 114th Supreme Court justice

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In a rare Saturday session, the U.S. Senate quickly voted mid-afternoon today to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh by a vote of 50 to 48 as the 114th Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.

Louisiana’s two U.S. senators (Dr. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy) quickly issued statements regarding the confirmation vote.

Cassidy: “Two important things happened today. A highly qualified jurist became Justice Brett Kavanaugh and secondly, the Senate established that smear campaigns based upon uncorroborated allegations would not be allowed to destroy somebody and their ability to serve our country,” said Dr. Cassidy.

Kennedy: “After months of deliberation, hearings and investigations, today I voted to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court,” said Sen. Kennedy. “He’s whip-smart. He believes that the role of a judge is to determine what the law is and not what the law ought to be. However, no matter which way you look at it, there were no winners in this process. Washington turned into dysfunction junction.”