Feinstein gets 'lock her up!' chants during Trump rally in Iowa

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Feinstein gets 'lock her up!' chants during Trump rally in Iowa

President Donald Trump says newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was "caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats".

President Donald Trump traveled to Council Bluffs, Iowa Tuesday to boost Republican candidates and roll out new summer fuel standards.

On a positive note for his party, he said he expects the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and approval to provide an "adrenaline shot" of GOP enthusiasm at the polls.

Mr Kavanaugh officially became a member of the high court Saturday.

Before hearing arguments on October 9, the justices turned aside appeals of a 2017 ruling authored by Kavanaugh on the lower court that struck down a 2015 environmental rule imposed under Democratic former President Barack Obama.

The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881.

Kimmel had some choice words about Trump's performance during Monday's televised ceremony, especially when the president proclaimed that Kavanaugh had been "proven innocent" of Dr. Ford's assault allegation.

House Democrats' lead in the generic congressional ballot has slightly increased in the wake of the bombshell hearing for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to a newly released survey from CNN - numbers that conflict with some other recent polling and push back on the narrative that the Kavanaugh hearings were a political win for the GOP.

Trump sees his success in getting Kavanaugh onto the court-tilting the crucial body to the right for potentially years to come-as one of the major successes of his two-year administration.

He said, "I'm just reminding you what the history has been".

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

He cited the Republicans' thin, 51-49 Senate majority. He had already hired four law clerks, all women.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that Republicans have a longstanding gender gap when it comes to American women, but he stood by one key Senate woman, saying "nobody's going to beat" Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh. "Every American can be assured that I will be an independent and impartial Justice devoted to equal justice under law", he said. Yet Murkowski, ever the ally of the Left, wavered and voted with the Democrats to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation from going forward.

Kavanaugh was sworn in on Monday.

Kavanaugh did gain some support since the late summer, with 41 percent of the public now backing his confirmation.

At least two other women accused the judge of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college.

"It is very hard I think for a member of the public to look at what goes on in confirmation hearings these days, which is a very sharp conflict in political terms between Democrats and Republicans, and not think that the person who comes out of that process must similarly share that partisan view of public issues and public life".

Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was "very proud" of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters.

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