Kavanaugh was confirmed just before 4 p.m. after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm his nomination to the Supreme Court. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — two key swing votes — announced their support for Kavanaugh Friday, giving the nominee the majority he needs.
The fight over the Supreme Court heightened after Christine Blasey Ford alleged that a drunk Kavanaugh tried raping her at a 1982 high school party. Two other women also publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the claims.
Law students from the D.C. area were among those protesting.