Kavanaugh's confirmation will create an ideologically cohesive five-vote majority of conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents and a four-vote minority of liberal justices appointed by Democratic presidents for the first time in the Supreme Court's history.
A much larger crowd of protesters is watching the demonstration from behind a barricade. Capitol police dragged some screaming protesters out of the chamber.
Trump then said that women were "extremely happy" to see Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.
In a twist, Murkowski voted "present" Saturday as a courtesy to Republican Kavanaugh supporter Steve Daines, who was to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding in Montana.
But Kavanaugh's blatant display of partisanship during his testimony last week, when he dismissed Ford's accusations as part of "a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election" and "revenge on behalf of the Clintons", made his earlier claims he would "call balls and strikes and not ... pitch or bat", ring hollow. Among them were three of the chamber's moderate Republicans, Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat up for re-election in conservative West Virginia.
The announcements by Republican Susan Collins of ME and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia ended most of the suspense over a political battle that has transfixed the nation - though die-hard Democrats insisted on arguing through the night to a mostly empty Senate chamber.
Leahy, a former Judiciary Committee chairman, remains bitter at McConnell for declaring, within hours of Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February 2016, that he would not allow any Supreme Court nominee of President Barack Obama's to receive a hearing because it was Obama's past year in office.
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was the sole Democrat to back Kavanaugh, while Alaska's Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski, was the only Republican to oppose him.
Numerous demonstrators held signs reading "I am a survivor, not a troublemaker", recalling the #troublemaker hashtag used by President Donald Trump on Friday in reference to protesters who opposed Kavanaugh's nomination.
To them, McConnell orchestrated the defense of Kavanaugh when the nominee was accused of sexual assault as a 17-year-old in 1982, dictating tactics that prioritized speed over a full investigation into that accusation and another while the nominee was a freshman at Yale University.
Majority Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Mr Kavanaugh was a "serious scholar, a brilliant student of the law and a meticulous and dedicated public servant".
Manchin used an emailed statement to announce his support for Kavanaugh moments after Collins finished talking.
He denied the allegations, but almost all Senate Democrats voted against his confirmation.
Meanwhile, Trump - himself no stranger to sexual misconduct allegations - praised the Senate for confirming his "GREAT NOMINEE" via Twitter. "I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small steps to be gracious with one another and maybe those small gracious steps can lead to more", she said.
In her riveting appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford delivered testimony that came close to derailing Kavanaugh's confirmation.
After a bitter partisan fight that gripped the country, lawmakers backed Kavanaugh by 51 to 49 in a procedural vote that moved the Republican-controlled Senate toward a definitive decision on whether to confirm him. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath, according to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
His appointment raised concerns that Kavanaugh, a devout Catholic and conservative jurist, could swing the court to the right on sensitive issues such as abortion.
In fact, Ms. Blasey Ford's account has been rebuffed by three people she says were at the party where she was assaulted.
"He was able to withstand this disgusting, terrible attack by the Democrats", Trump said.
Gabriel trapped his opening partner Rahul in front with a sharp incoming delivery to give the West Indies an early breakthrough. According to Cricbuzz, coach Stuart Law has shown vast faith in the two young pacers: Keemo Paul and Sherman Lewis.
Both teams have the makeup of a Super Bowl roster and are led by head coaches who know how to get the best out of their players. Completing 26 of 43 throws, Goff ended Thursday's 38-31 win over the Vikings with a flawless passer rating of 158.3.
The Senate confirmation hearing is not a trial, noted Mitchell, but she said she provided her assessment based on a legal context. Here's something you might not expect to enter a conversation about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: The band UB40.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming visit to North Korea will produce a breakthrough in stalled denuclearization talks. North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun called the sanctions "rude" in light of its conciliatory measures.
The price of locking in a conservative Supreme Court majority for decades may be loosing control of Congress this November. Earlier, the FBI delivered the results of its investigation on the sexual assault allegations to United States senators.
An emergency message from the federal government will be sent to cell phone users October 3 at approximately 2:18 p.m. The test will be broadcast over the course of about 30 minutes and sound the same as an AMBER Alert .
The MACC added that Rosmah was arrested after obtaining the Attorney General's Chamber's permission to charge her. Najib lost the May election to his one-time mentor Mahathir Mohamad, who swiftly reopened a probe into 1MDB.
Theresa May arrived on stage to the tune of ABBA's " Dancing Queen " today, and showed off her dance moves once again. Naturally, within the blink of an eye, the internet had jumped onto Twitter to share their disbelief.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said contaminated water can enter through the nose and pass through the body. A 29-year-old surfer died from what is commonly known as a "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting a resort in Waco, Texas .
Like Guardiola, Emery was also 100% in September with Arsenal and may provide the toughest competition for the prize. That's why I kill myself for him every game, because I want to give back everything he teaches us on a daily basis.
The lawsuit said the alert system violates the First and Fourth Amendments by failing to give people the chance to opt-out. It will sound similar to the routine tests that flash across your television screen once a month.
And when Messi made it 4-2 in the 90th minute, it was Suarez once again whose dummy created space for Barcelona's No.10 to score. Tottenham Hotspur have a big game coming up in the Champions League when they host La Liga giants FC Barcelona .
Backing from senators puts Kavanaugh on track for U.S
Supreme Court has been one of the saddest moments in the history of the Senate", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY said. Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed as the next US Supreme Court justice, despite sexual assault allegations.
Amid trade spat, US-China military tensions soar
Chinese officials confirmed it sent the Luoyang to drive the USS Decatur away and urged the U.S.to stop its "provocative" actions. Mattis had originally planned to visit the Chinese capital to meet with senior Chinese officials to discuss security issues.
More photos of Melania Trump’ s visit to Ghana
Emintsimadze Palace, in Cape Coast, named after the former President of the United States, after his visit to the Palace. She also donated a phototherapy machine used for treating complications of jaundice in newborn babies, to the hospital.
China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine
If Fan Bingbing pays the $107 million in full, she'll reportedly avoid criminal prosecution as it's her first offense. In a letter released by Fan on Weibo on Wednesday, the actress apologised for her actions and asked for forgiveness.