President Donald Trump offered a public apology to Brett Kavanaugh for the humiliation that his wife and daughters have to go through over the most brutal battles over a Supreme Court Seat that the nation has ever seen on Monday evening.
Donald Trump on the court ceremonial swearing-in said that he was sorry that Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley, and his daughters, Margaret and Liza has to witnessed his father denying the bulk of sexual assault allegations on national television. He said during the prime-time address:
“On behalf of our nation, I would like to apologise to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.”
According to Donald Trump, Kavanaugh was a target of personal destruction based on lies and deception. It was a political campaign, and he was hit by Democrats. Trump declared that:
“A man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty, you, sir, under historical scrutiny were proven innocent,’ Trump declared.” The president received applause from supporters and staff in the room.
When addressing the controversy around his appointment, Kavanaugh admitted that this controversy had tested him, but he insisted there is no bitterness in the speech before his peers and this brought tears to his eyes.
“The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional. That process is over,’ he said. ‘On the Supreme Court, I will seek to be a force for stability and unity. My goal is to be a great justice for all Americans and all of America. I will work very hard to achieve that goal.”
Kavanaugh’s wife and daughter sat in the front seat until it was time to go on stage and stood beside him while he was taking a Judicial Oath. His family was proud when he pledged to execute the law faithfully.
Kavanaugh vowed to move past the controversy that overshadowed his experience and qualifications, and he fully supports women equality. He did not mention the sexual assault allegations nor did he respond to common complaints after his combative Senate Judiciary Committee that he does not deserve or have the temperament to sit on the court.
“Every litigant in the Supreme Court can be assured that I will listen to their arguments with respect and an open mind,’ he pledged. He pledged that he would act as a ‘neutral and impartial decider’ and perform his duties ‘independent’ of political considerations.”
‘As in the past, our nation today faces challenges and divisions. But I am an optimist,’ he continued. ‘I live on the sunrise side of the mountain. I see the day that is coming, not the day that is gone. I am optimistic about the future of America and the future of our independent judiciary, the crown jewel of our constitutional republic.’
He also acknowledged President Trump for standing by his side, and it was a great honour to be serving on the court.
“I am grateful for your steadfast, unwavering support throughout this process, and I’m grateful to you and Mrs Donald Trump for the exceptional, overwhelming courtesy you have extended to my family and me.”
He also thanked Sens. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, Joe Manchin, a Democrat along with several other senators who voted in favour of him to put him on the bench.