Trump told a raucous rally in Kansas late Saturday that the confirmation marked "a tremendous victory for our nation, our people and our beloved Constitution".
Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims.
Ford said she was "100 percent" certain that Kavanaugh was her attacker, while the judge steadfastly denied her allegations.
Despite pressure from the left and members of the #MeToo movement, U.S. Sen.
When it was official, Trump delivered a double thumbs-up from his desk.
At the end of her solo trip to Africa, Melania Trump spoke to reporters in Egypt about numerous topics outside of her fashion choices. "Very happy about it".
But most of this year's competitive Senate races are in traditionally red states, and as Republicans have rallied to Kavanaugh's side, the chances of Democratic upsets there have dropped, at least for now.
Kavanaugh would replace the retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was a swing vote on issues such as abortion, campaign finance and same-sex marriage. "This is about a responsibility that we have as leaders", she said.
It drew the line under a bruising nomination process defined by harrowing testimony from a woman who says Kavanaugh tried to rape her when they were teenagers - and by his fiery rebuttal.
"The scope of the FBI's. investigation was determined not by the administration but by us, this group", he said.
But McConnell said he appreciated Manchin's vote, which he called "the right thing to do". But we didn't attack the nominee, we didn't go on a search and destroy mission'.
He continued lashing out at Democrats when he rallied supporters in Topeka, telling them "radical Democrats" have become "an angry, left-wing mob" and "too risky and too extreme to govern".
"You don't hand matches to an arsonist, and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob. And that's what they've become", he said.
Protesters swarmed Washington, and rushed the steps of the Supreme Court to bang loudly on its bronze doors around the time Mr Kavanaugh was set to be sworn in inside.
"One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock-bottom", said Sen. It generated daily headlines rivalled only by the United States quadrennial presidential elections. "We have to treat each with respect and dignity and a sense of amicability that the rest of the world doesn't always share", Sotomayor said.
Trump has repeatedly sided with men accused of sexual misconduct and has warned of the dangers false accusations pose to men - even though research has shown false accusations to be extremely rare.
Meanwhile, another woman, Deborah Ramirez who is married to a technology entrepreneur of Indian descent, Vikram Shah, alleged that while they were students at Yale, Kavanaugh had exposed his genitals in front of her at a party they had been drinking at.
Trump remains the fall campaign's biggest wildcard. "I think that if our politics has come to the point where people are trying to buy votes and buy positions, then we are in a very sad place". But when asked again Sunday about it, he sought to clarify that a Senate case in 1880 suggested inaction on a nominee only when the chamber was controlled by the party opposing the president.
The confirmation means Trump has succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court - tilting it decidedly to the right in a major coup for the Republican leader less than halfway through his term. "We're going to win so much, you're going to be so sick and exhausted of winning, you're going to come to me and go 'Please, please, we can't win anymore, '" Mr Trump boasted at the time.