Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on
Saturday by the senate, in a close vote of 50-48.
The confirmation occurred as protests against the nomination
took place, and came a week after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave testimony to
the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she accused Kavanaugh of allegedly
sexually assaulting her in high school, a claim that he has denied.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona,
who were considered swing voters, ended up voting in favor of Kavanaugh.
President Trump took to Twitter following the confirmation
to share his feelings on the nomination.
“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!,” he wrote.
Other celebrities took to Twitter to share their feelings
about the vote as well.
“This tweet is for Dr. Ford. You put yourself through so much
and I want you to know it wasn’t in vain. You started a movement and we’ll see
it through. If they won’t listen to our voices, then they’ll listen to our
vote,” Ellen DeGeneres wrote.
“Cant wait for November !,” Reese Witherspoon wrote, likely
referencing the upcoming election.
“What a terrible day in American history,”
Kathy Griffin wrote.
“History has its eyes on us. Register to vote. Show up. Bring
10 friends to the polls,” Rachel Brosnahan wrote.
“They made their decision. In 30 days we make ours. REGISTER.
VOTE,” Josh Gad wrote.