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Senate votes 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh Saturday as the next Supreme Court justice -- but the vote, like the controversial confirmation process, was anything but smooth.

Protesters in the public viewing gallery regularly interrupted the vote, screaming "shame! Shame! Shame!" and causing brief upsets in the roll call vote.

Vice President Mike Pence, who serves as the president of the Senate, had to repeatedly call for the Sargent at arms to restore order in the gallery.

In the end, the vote came down as anticipated, with 50 votes in favor, 48 votes against, and 1 present, effectively confirming Kavanaugh as the next highest court in the land.

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