After weeks of nail-biting delays, FBI probes, protests, and death threats, Brett Kavanaugh was finally sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday and again at an event at the White House on Monday.
Justice Kavanaugh fills the seat left open due to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Interestingly, Kavanaugh was sworn in by Justice Kennedy for whom he once clerked.
Said Trump during the White House swearing-in ceremony, “I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure. Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process.”
After taking the oath, Kavanaugh said, “I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness . . . Although the Senate confirmation process tested me, as it has tested others, it did not change me. My approach to judging remains the same . . . As a Justice on the Supreme Court, I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.”
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