President Trump tweeted out congratulations shortly after the Senate voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday.

"Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!" he tweeted.

Trump, who was on his way to a campaign rally in Topeka, Kan., had offered praise for Kavanaugh ahead of the vote, saying he was looking forward to the confirmation.

“He will be a great justice of the Supreme Court. People have thought that for 10 years. They thought he’s just an extraordinary person, a great talent, and I think he’s going to make us all very proud. I also feel very strongly that, in the end, maybe the process, it was really unattractive, but the extra week was something that I think was really good," Trump told reporters.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate 50-48 on Saturday afternoon after a contentious confirmation fight that saw delays after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct led to more Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and the White House authorizing the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh. The FBI was unable to corroborate the allegations, which Kavanaugh had vehemently denied.