Voters react to Kavanaugh's confirmation

Posted at 11:02 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-07 02:14:42-04

Voters were polarized after learning of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice.

Both Republicans and Democrats who spoke with 10News on camera said they are frustrated with the way Doctor Christine Blasey Ford'saccusations were handled.

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"I'm truly just disgusted with the outcome and I'm just really disappointed with in our nation and what we stand for today," College Student Ngozi Egeonu said.

"It's very disappointing, I think it's very hurtful," Republican Ana Assaf said.

"He didn't give straight answers to me it seemed, then again I didn't see the whole interview, only saw bits and pieces," San Diegan Melvin Zelaya said.

Egeonu said she's now concerned about Dr. Ford, "Now I'm worried about her own safety, and her own image knowing that she put herself out there and knowing this is something very traumatic that she's having to recall."

They all agreed the FBI investigation felt rushed and inconclusive.

"I think it was disrespectful to the ladies who accused him and I don't think the whole, they didn't have enough time to investigate," Assaf said.

"I was surprised that that wasn't enough for them to be like hey, no we shouldn't nominate him," Zelaya said.

Some believe the accusations are false and the timing is inappropriate, calling it a smear campaign. Zelaya says the past is relevant, "I think it is important because you know being on the Supreme Court is a really big deal, you're going to be on there the rest of your life and you're going to be making decisions that affect every citizen in this country's life."

With the highly publicized hearings, some hope it will bring change.

"With this experience maybe he'll be open and fair, but I mean if he's already been sworn in there's nothing we can do now," Assaf said.

"I don't know if it will be enough to make an impact on how he stands as a person, I wish it would but I don't see that being much of a change for him," Egeonu said.

Kavanaugh's confirmation tips the court in favor of Conservatives, concerning some voters. Zelaya said it is better to have an even and fair court. He said he was fond of Antonin Scalia because he was the wild card.

An issue many women are concerned about is abortion and how Kavanaugh will vote on those cases.

"We have all these issues that are recycling from the past and I don't feel like anything is getting better, I hope with this people are able to wake up," Egeonu said.

Kavanaugh's first cases are next week and focus on immigration, asbestos and firearms.