Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court marks his "saddest and angriest" day of his time in the Senate.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote on Saturday, bringing an end to a heated confirmation battle and signaling a rightward shift on the high court.

"The Republicans have succeeded in confirming a dangerous and deeply flawed nominee only by breaking all the rules and norms," Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said after the vote.

"The damage done today will be enduring, to the United States Supreme Court and to our country."

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Washington Times opinion editor Charles Hurt reacted to Blumenthal's "baseless claims" during Fox News Channel's special coverage of the Kavanaugh vote and aftermath.

He said this type of rhetoric has been coming from the left throughout the confirmation process, so it's no surprise that the Kavanaugh debate became so heated.

"Is it any wonder that it got as disgusting as it did when you have people making these outrageous, baseless claims?" Hurt said. "Of course it's going to reach this level if you have that kind of rhetoric."

Watch the clip above, and stay with Fox News Channel for more reaction to the Kavanaugh confirmation.

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