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Trump calls Kavanaugh’s testimony ‘powerful, honest, and riveting,’ urges for a vote

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U.S. President Donald Trump introduces U.S. Circuit Judge Brett
M. Kavanaugh as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court
during an event in the East Room of the White House July 9, 2018
in Washington, DC.

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  • President Donald Trump appeared optimistic following a
    contentious public hearing and urged the Senate Judiciary
    Committee to push for a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s
    nomination to the Supreme Court.
  • “Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated
    him,” Trump said in a tweet on Thursday afternoon. “His
    testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting.”
  • Trump’s remarks come amid a Senate Judiciary Committee
    hearing with Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a
    professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

President Donald Trump appeared optimistic following a
contentious public hearing and urged the Senate Judiciary
Committee to push for a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s
nomination to the Supreme Court.

“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,”
Trump said in a tweet on Thursday. “His testimony was powerful,
honest, and riveting.”

“Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this
process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and
resist,” Trump added. “The Senate must vote!”

Trump’s remarks come amid a hearing with Kavanaugh
and Christine Blasey Ford, a professor who has accused
Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Trump, who publicly endorsed Kavanaugh after several women came
forward with sexual misconduct allegations, previously said he
was open to hearing Ford’s testimony but accused Democrats of
trying to railroad what should have been a seamless vote along
party lines.

“The Democrats are playing this game that’s disgraceful,” Trump
said on Wednesday. “It’s disgraceful to this country.”

A vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination was is scheduled for Friday
morning, but as of Thursday night, it was unclear whether the
process would be delayed. Democrats have urged for an FBI
investigation into Ford’s allegations.

Kavanaugh, who frequently appeared combative with the line of
inquiry from Democrats, said he “will not be intimidated into
withdrawing from this process.” 

“You may defeat me in the final vote, but you’ll never get me to
quit, never,” Kavanaugh said.

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