U.S. President Donald Trump takes a victory lap in Kansas just hours after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. U.S. President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Kansas Saturday (October 6) just hours after the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of sexual misconduct against him and delivering a major victory to Trump who has now locked in a conservative majority on the court. “I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation, our people and our beloved Constitution,” Trump told the rally. By a vote of 50-48, the deeply-divided Senate gave the lifetime job to Kavanaugh, 53, after weeks of fierce debate over sexual violence, alcohol abuse and his angry response to the allegations that convulsed the nation just weeks before congressional elections on Nov. 6. Kavanaugh will help take the highest U.S. court to the right, perhaps for many years, and his confirmation is a bitter blow to Democrats already chafing at Republican control of the White House and both chambers of the U.S. Congress. Conservatives will now have a 5-4 majority in any future legal battles on contentious issues such as abortion rights, immigration, transgender rights, industry regulation, and presidential powers.