WASHINGTON, D.C., October 10, 2018 – As Justice Brett Kavanaugh assumed his seat during his first session of oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, left-wing protesters outside continued their efforts to paint him as some sort of patriarchal menace.
The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh after a bitter three-month battle over his abortion views and unsubstantiated, last-minute allegations of sexual assault.
The Associated Press depicts Kavanaugh’s first day as cordial and routine. Chief Justice John Roberts wished Kavanaugh “a long and happy career in our common calling,” the new Justice was seen chatting and shaking hands with Justice Elena Kagan, and the audience included Kavanaugh’s wife and two daughters, as well as his predecessor, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. “Rape, adultery, surrogacy, and the subversion of parental rights are deeply embedded in society. Pro-life Christians are the ones fighting against all of these evils today.”
Nevertheless, Tuesday’s protesters held signs with messages including “You Failed Your Mom,” “Believe Survivors,” “We Do Not Consent,” and “He Sits on a Throne of Lies.” They also chanted “Say it loud and say it clear, Kavanaugh’s not welcome here.” A few pre-teen children can be seen among the crowd.