Democrat Senator Joe Manchin was drowned out by protesters as he attempted to explain his reasoning behind his confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court in Washington DC on Friday. 'Look at us!' and 'Shame on you!' were among the chants as dozens of protesters surrounded the West Virginia senator, who broke with party ranks and became the lone Democrat to confirm... Еще he would approve Kavanaugh's appointment in spite of sexual abuse allegations. A number of said protesters were detained by police. Manchin's decision, alongside that of his Republic counterpart Susan Collins, has sent shockwaves through the US political landscape. The Senate voted 51-49 in favour of advancing the nomination shortly afterwards. US President Donald Trump responded positively just after the result, tweeting «very proud of the US Senate for voting 'YES' to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh!» Trump's nominee is under threat after he was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, concerning an alleged incident at a high school party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations.