The arrival of Brett Kavanaugh, a fierce defender of conservative values, judges in progressive of the supreme Court in the minority-with four judges on nine- in the temple of american law, which ensures the constitutionality of laws and referee on the subjects of society the most hard subjects (death penalty, gay marriage, abortion rights, defense of the environment...).
It also suggests the tumultuous battle over his nomination could harm the court's reputation as the nonpartisan branch of government.
Then an extra Federal Bureau of Investigation probe - which media reports say was drastically curtailed by the White House - also found nothing new and Kavanaugh was finally voted into the coveted post.
But now, with a clearly partisan judge sitting on the court, every decision it makes will be questioned, not just for whether it is just, but also for whether it is motivated by party affiliation.
But Democrats are defending 25 seats, so being back home is more consequential for them.
Trump's claim that #MeToo prevents him for using the phrase is his latest volley against the movement, which became a force after sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein surfaced a year ago.
Republican senators said the allegations of sexual misconduct were uncorroborated and vicious, the result of desperate attempts from Democrats and liberal groups to keep Kavanaugh - for 12 years a respected conservative judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit - off the high court.
At a swearing-in ceremony at the White House, Mr Trump said he was beginning the judicial swearing-in ceremony differently this time, by apologising to Justice Kavanaugh and his family over the way he had been treated.
The climactic 50-48 roll call vote Saturday on Kavanaugh was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881.
Republicans have seen a bump in polling since Kavanaugh' confirmation.
Since justices serve lifetime appointments, the political consequences are likely to last long beyond Trump's administration.
That means Democrats will need to swipe at least three GOP seats to take back the Senate - an outcome that now appears somewhere between unlikely and impossible. Overall, the two parties are in roughly equally bad standing among the American public: 55 percent have an unfavorable view of Republicans and 52 percent have an unfavorable view of Democrats, while 36 percent have a favorable view of Republicans and 38 percent have a favorable view of Democrats.
Hirono said she was not concerned about a backlash from Democratic voters if the deal appears favorable to Republicans. They were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
But the electoral landscape has since changed significantly in the Republicans' favor.
Some liberal activists and Democratic lawmakers have pointed to Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony responding to a university professor's allegation that he sexually assaulted her in 1982 as evidence of his partisanship.
All 98 seats in the House are up for election November 6, and voters will decide 25 of the Senate's 49 seats.
Trump has now put his stamp on the court with his second justice in as many years. And even though Republicans may believe rushing Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation to be a win for their Party, they are dead wrong.
Just 15 percent of probable voters in West Virginia will be "base Democrats", the type most likely to support Sen.
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