Some of Trump's allies have suggested he will replace Sessions, whom he has repeatedly criticized, after the midterm elections. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina.
Justice Roberts said: "We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling". Fifty-nine percent of Republicans, 66 percent of Democrats and 71 percent of others agreed that the Senate handled it poorly.
McConnell wouldn't say whether the Senate would insist that Sessions' replacement would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.
The Kentucky Republican said during an interview with The Associated Press that "nobody is going to beat" Murkowski in her home state of Alaska and that he is "proud" she is part of the Senate Republican conference.
"He's trying to carry out his platform", Grassley said.
Earlier Monday, Trump claimed the accusations against Kavanaugh were a "hoax set up by the Democrats."
McConnell said that "would be a waste of time frankly".
"I'm doing rallies and people are loving that man and loving that choice", he told the police audience. Mr Trump has begun an intensive campaign tour created to make the midterms a referendum on his presidency in the hope of maintaining swing seats.
He said all four of the clerks who will work for him at the high court are women.
The Washington Examiner noted Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has indicated the House Judiciary Committee might investigate Kavanaugh if his party retakes the majority in November and he becomes the panel's chairman. "And now they want to impeach him".
McConnell says 'It worked exactly the opposite. "This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the victor they think it is". Kavanaugh was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice on October 6.
"Seventy-two percent of voters who are very angry about the treatment of Kavanaugh are more likely to vote in the upcoming elections."
Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace". He denied all the allegations.
The Left's campaign of character assassination has also energized and united Republicans.
"Seriously, Hillary?" was the reaction of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously wounded previous year when a shooter - who was a registered Democrat - targeted a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Virginia.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll also found 48 percent of Americans would vote for a Democrat if their congressional election were held today, while just 38 percent would elect a Republican.
All eight of the Supreme Court's other justices attended the White House ceremony, a show of collegiality by members of an ideologically divided court.
On Wednesday, Tarana Burke, Amanda de Cadenet, Glennon Doyle, Tracee Ellis Ross, and America Ferrera, released and signed "A Love Letter to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,", which shared their love, gratitude and pledge to continue to fight for survivors of sexual assault. "It is not a partisan or political institution", Kavanaugh said.
McConnell said he doesn't agree and pointed to the fact that Murkowski had won re-election as a write-in candidate in 2010. "She's about as strong as you can possibly be in Alaska". Republicans slammed Clinton for her statement, especially as it came after Republicans were "shot, stabbed, doxxed, beaten, mailed powder, run out of restaurants, and sent death threats", in the age of the Trump administration.
Kavanaugh replaces Kennedy, a conservative jurist who often cast the deciding swing vote on ideologically divisive issues, upholding abortion and gay rights and the use of affirmative action aiding racial minorities in college admissions. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh's nomination and "present" on the final vote.