Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

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Serena Williams' husband slams double standards between her and Brett Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump apologized on national TV to Brett Kavanaugh for the "pain and suffering" to which he was subjected during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, declaring on national TV that Kavanaugh had been "found innocent".

One of the women accusing the judge of sexual misdemeanours, Prof Christine Blasey Ford, said Mr Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in 1982 when they were high school students.

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation completed a report on sexual misconduct allegations against Mr Kavanaugh - but the findings have not been released to the public.

Mr Kavanagh adamantly denied the allegations.

During this historic Supreme Court justice swearing in-cum-Dem-smackdown, Trump said "In our country a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty" adding, "And with that, I must state that you sir, under historic, scrutiny were proven innocent".

Trump predicted that Democrats would pay a price in the Midterm elections.

The ceremonial follow-up event is fairly unusual for new justices.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.in the White House's East Room.

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The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881. Only one Democrat voted for Trump's nominee.

Trying to bridge the gap between the roughly half of American women who opposed Kavanaugh's appointment to the court and the roughly half who either supported it or didn't have an opinion is probably impossible.

Democrats fought tooth and nail to stop MrKavanaugh's candidacy, claiming that the accomplished, conservative-minded judge was not suited to the Supreme Court, which will now tilt decisively to a more Republican-friendly panel.

Chuck Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has urged supporters to vote "if you believe that Supreme Court justices should conform to the highest standards of character, impartiality, temperament, and above all, honesty and credibility". Kavanaugh assured the nation the process "tested" him but "did not change me", so it was unclear who he was when he gave that warning to Democrats.

"It was all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace", he said.

Addressing the convention of International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando Monday afternoon, Trump again painted Kavanaugh as a victim. "We stood up to the mob", he said.

Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with several seats up for grabs in November.

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