"Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception", he said.
Last month, after confirmation hearings in the Senate had concluded, Kavanaugh was suddenly accused of sexual misconduct more than three decades before, when he was in high school and university.
Some of Trump's allies have suggested he will replace Sessions, whom he has repeatedly criticized, after the midterm elections. Sen. That's a two-point improvement since September for Republicans and a six-point decline for Democrats - more voters also described themselves as having no opinion, compared to the September survey. "Nobody's going to beat her", the Kentucky Republican added.
Kavanaugh is expected to push the court further to the right as he is replacing Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justices on key social issues such as abortion and gay rights.
Described by some GOP observers as a "crucifixion", Kavanaugh's treatment at the hands of Senators Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and others has unified a previously fractured Republican Party.
Earlier Tuesday, the Supreme Court declined to review an environmental ruling written by Kavanaugh himself when he was an appeals court judge.
U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday forced a vote to support the roll back of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rule allowing for the sale of so-called junk health-care plans that became available last week.The resolution failed to pass a floor vote, 50 to 50, with Sen.
"It provided the adrenaline shot that we had not been able to achieve in any other way", McConnell told reporters at a press conference in Louisville.
Republicans counter that the blue slip process is a courtesy that is taken into account, but home-state senators shouldn't have an absolute veto over a president's picks. Before Kavanaugh got a seat on the court, several polls were finding the opposite.
Chief Justice Roberts had been sitting on the complaints for weeks, refusing action before Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in to the Supreme Court on Saturday.
McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010.
"I guess that's why she lost", Trump said when asked about Clinton's call to incivility.
California college professor Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, which Kavanaugh denies. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.
He said his approval rating has nearly doubled since the Kavanaugh confirmation.
If Kavanaugh were have found to have committed misconduct, he could be disciplined or suspended.