White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told a supportive crowd Friday morning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will "completely reshape the judiciary" once he's confirmed by the Senate.

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Sanders spoke less than an hour before a key procedural vote in the Senate, after Kavanaugh faced decades-old sexual assault allegations.

"In hopefully just a few minutes we will see one of the more impactful things that [President Trump] will ever do, which is to completely reshape the judiciary," Sanders told a Women Vote Trump event at the Trump International Hotel near the White House.

Sanders received a standing ovation at the event. In brief remarks, she joked that having three young children taught her how to deal with reporters asking the same questions repeatedly.

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who served as a key swing vote on many cases.