President Donald Trump has said that he is looking forward to the Senate vote that is vote expected to confirm his second Supreme Court nominee.
His promotion to the Supreme Court also stands as a demoralising defeat for Democrats who had battled hard to block the 53-year-old judge at all costs.
The upper house is split 51-49 in favour of the Republicans and the vote was largely along party lines.
The two-vote margin of victory made it the closest confirmation vote since 1881, when Stanley Matthews, President James Garfield's pick, sealed a 24 to 23 win. According to Ford, the judge groped her and tried to remove her clothing at a party when they were both teenagers.
He also took indirect aim at the women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, praising the "incredible Republican senators for refusing to back down in the face of the Democrats' shameless campaign of political and personal destruction". Yet, while progressives may have hated the idea of Kavanaugh on the court, Trump and his advisers knew that to key parts of his constituency, evangelical Christians and conservatives, he would literally be seen a gift from heaven.
He's said: "It's a very exciting time".
"An FBI investigation that did not include interviews of Dr Ford and Judge Kavanaugh is not a meaningful investigation in any sense of the word", they said in a statement quoted in USA media.
Republicans argued that a supplemental FBI investigation instigated by wavering GOP senators and ordered by the White House turned up no corroborating witnesses to the claims and that Kavanaugh had sterling credentials for the court.
Large groups of protesters gathered outside the Capitol building and across the street at the Supreme Court ahead of the final vote on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters near the Great Sphinx, she says she's glad that both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford, were heard. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said he would vote to advance the Kavanaugh nomination out of committee but only on the condition that the FBI be allowed to conduct a one-week investigation into Ford's and Ramirez's allegations. Protesters have roamed Capitol Hill corridors and grounds daily, chanting, "November is coming", "Vote them out" and "We believe survivors". "And my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life".
"I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge", he said, in a highly unusual plea to defend his impartiality.
Before the sexual accusations grabbed the Senate's and the nation's attention, Democrats had argued that Kavanaugh's rulings and writings as an appeals court judge had raised serious concerns about his views on abortion rights and a president's right to bat away legal probes.