The deed is done

The final vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh was 50-48.

Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the only Democrat to vote in favor and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican not to do so. Sen. Murkowski voted "present" as a favor to another senator who was attending his daughter's wedding today.

Kavanaugh will take his seat as soon as he is sworn in.

For the first time in my life, the Supreme Court has a socially conservative majority. The result will be nowhere near as cataclysmic as Democrats fear and Republicans hope.


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