‘Pretending they’re enslaved’: Kavanaugh protesters outside Supreme Court mocked on Twitter

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado insisted it was actually the Democrats who had done themselves no favours with the vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's expecting a "relatively lively" lame-duck session of Congress after next month's midterm elections, including a possible partial government shutdown over funding for President Donald Trump's promised border wall. "Last week, they were saying, 'We'll impeach.'".

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who voted against her party to protect the Affordable Care Act in 2017, told CNN that she would not be supporting Baldwin's resolution.

The 13-point gap is almost double the seven-point advantage Democrats had in a Quinnipiac poll released October 2, before the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after a bruising partisan battle. "I'm proud that she's in the Republican conference".

But Gillers said the complaints "may be found not to be meritorious in the end".

Protesters continued to take a stand against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh this week, but came in fewer numbers and were mocked online.

Likewise, at a campaign rally earlier this week, Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis of Florida denounced Democrats for "debasing" the Senate.

Before Kavanaugh got a seat on the court, several polls were finding the opposite.

On the campaign trail Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.

Many analysts predict Democrats will be able to take control of the House of Representatives, but it is far from clear if they can also capture the Senate. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote. "I will continue to advocate for policies that stabilize our health-care markets, lower premiums and drug costs, and defend key consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing conditions".

"She's about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska".

The Kentucky Republican said he was speaking from experience.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a razor-thin 50-48 majority in the U.S. Senate following accusations of sexual misconduct, including one of sexual assault as a high-schooler, that he emphatically denied.

"If the elections were held this weekend then it might have been equal for both sides, but the winners will not remain as fired up as the losers", says Charles Bullock, professor of political science at the University of Georgia, referring to the Kavanaugh battle. They hope the court that legalised same sex marriage and protected women's right to choose will now be empowered to restrict gay rights and overturn the 45-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, as well as, while they're at it, restrict citizenship, loosen environmental protections and lift prohibitions on religion in public schools.