"And with that, I must state that, you sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent".
He'll also sit on the committee that oversees the court's cafeteria, which is open to the public.
As he left the White House for an event in Florida on Monday, Mr Trump said: "So I've been hearing that now they're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist".
Grassley, in an interview with Fox News' Martha MacCallum on Tuesday, said he'd adhere to a "pledge" he made back in 2016 during the stalled confirmation process of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. That process is over. He understands that justice must be divorced from the passions of the day - tethered instead to the enduring foundation of our republic: "the Constitution", he said.
It was the end of a deeply contentious nomination process that sparked mass protests, an FBI investigation and a national reckoning over power, gender, sexual assault and the line between violence and adolescent transgression. It comes just in time to motivate evangelicals and social conservatives to turn out to vote in November elections that will determine control of Congress.
Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement early this year.
Before the arguments, Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Kavanaugh, 53, to a court that now has five conservative members and four liberals.
According to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, women outnumbered men among those registered to vote during each midterm election year since 1980.
Kavanaugh was scheduled to emerge on Tuesday morning from behind the courtroom's red velvet curtains and take his seat alongside his eight colleagues. Lacy had been working at the White House in support of Kavanaugh's nomination.
The president－whose Republicans fear losing at least the lower chamber of Congress－predicted that Democrats would pay for their attempts to block the confirmation, especially during the lurid debate over decades-old sexual assault allegations. "That is who I am".
"It was a disgraceful situation brought about by people who are evil", Trump said.
President Donald Trump has said Alaskans "will never forgive" Murkowski and that she'll "never recover" politically. "Terrible statements that were totally untrue that he knew nothing about". "That's another beauty. That's a beauty", Trump said. But in a well-functioning democracy, the Senate would have rejected Kavanaugh's nomination: The 50 senators who voted him onto the court last weekend collectively represent just 44 percent of the USA population.
Mr Kavanaugh denied the allegations and during a Senate hearing on September 27 accused Democrats of an "orchestrated political hit". Forty-eight percent of Democrats were "very angry" about the way the Senate treated Ford, while 28 percent of Republican voters and 30 percent of unaffiliated voters agreed. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
"And a judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent", Kavanaugh said. Last year, the Senate confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch.