October 6, 2018 / 8:13 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. Senate votes to confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks heads to the Senate floor for the U.S. Senate confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 50-48 in favor of Kavanaugh. The White House has said he will swiftly be sworn in.

Reporting By Amanda Becker, Richard Cowan and David Morgan; Editing by Alistair Bell

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