The Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Republicans are trying to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court after a seat was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, a Republican who will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The confirmation vote comes less than a month after Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Democrats are seeking to make him the first black Supreme Court justice since the late Justice Robert Bork.
Democrats have the votes to block his nomination, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he would oppose it.
The Supreme Court seat is now vacant.