- Trump told Sean Hannity in a TV interview in Las Vegas that the Senate shouldn’t delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation any longer
- He also mocked Democrats who are demanding an FBI investigation of a sex-assault claim dating back to 1982
- Trump’s crowd chanted ‘Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh!’ before he could mention his name in a rally that followed
- Accuser Christine Ford’s lawyers are telling Senate committee aides that she will only testify under certain conditions
- They want her to testify after Kavanaugh, something that would be unusual for either a Capitol Hill hearing or a criminal courtroom
President Donald Trump said Thursday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should move swiftly to finish vetting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and ridiculed Democrats who are calling for an FBI investigation into a sex-assault allegation dating back to 1982.
Committee Republicans are trying to secure a commitment from accuser Christine Ford to appear at a hearing on Monday, but Democrats are calling for an FBI investigation before the process can move forward.
‘I say let her say what she has to say and let’s see how it all comes out,’ Trump told Fox news Channel host Sean Hannity inside a Las Vegas arena before a scheduled rally.
‘But they’ve delayed it a week, and they have to get on with it.’
Minutes later the president stood behind his podium and exclaimed: ‘Look at our judges! What’s going on?’
Thousands spontaneously began chanting Kavanaugh’s name before Trump could mention it himself.
President Donald Trump defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and mocked Democrats who want an FBI investigation into a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 1982. ‘Why didn’t somebody call the FBI 36 years ago?’ the president asked
Christine Ford (left) has accused Brett Kavanaugh of pinning her down to a bed during a party more than 35 years ago, covering her mouth, and groping her over a one-piece bathing suit while he tried to disrobe her. Kavanaugh flatly denies that it ever happened
Trump spoke Thursday night about contentious trade deals, the battle over his border wall and the tense balance of power in Congress, but the conflict on everyone’s minds was between a federal judge and a woman who says she knew him in high school