President Donald Trump on Monday urged voters and congressional Republicans gripped by Brett Kavanaugh’s dramatic Supreme Court docket battle to maintain their eyes on the conflict that may play out throughout battleground states in November.
“REMEMBER THE MIDTERMS!” Trump tweeted late Monday night, following a day that noticed the White Home and Senate GOP management launch a renewed counteroffensive to substantiate the president’s decide for the excessive court docket within the wake of a second sexual assault allegation leveled in opposition to Kavanaugh over the weekend.
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“The Democrats are working onerous to destroy an exquisite man, and a person who has the potential to be one among our best Supreme Court docket Justices ever, with an array of False Acquisitions the likes of which have by no means been seen earlier than!” Trump additionally tweeted.
The president deleted that put up 13 minutes later, and issued a brand new tweet with one correction: “Accusations” taking the place of “Acquisitions.”
The chance that Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will fail to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination by the chamber has been a current trigger for alarm amongst endangered GOP lawmakers on this fall’s midterm elections.
These Republican fears have been exacerbated over the previous week by an account from Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh drunkenly tried to assault her at a home get together in Maryland greater than 30 years in the past, when Kavanaugh and Ford had been each in highschool. One other lady, Deborah Ramirez, got here ahead on Sunday, alleging in a report revealed by the New Yorker that Kavanaugh “thrust his penis in her face, and brought about her to the touch it with out her consent” throughout an alcohol-fueled dormitory get together when Kavanaugh and Ramirez had been college students at Yale College.
Ford is scheduled to testify earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee on her accusations in opposition to Kavanaugh on Thursday. However even when that panel declines to advance Trump’s nominee, POLITICO has reported that McConnell nonetheless needs a full flooring vote on Kavanaugh, forcing red-state Democrats right into a politically precarious determination forward of the midterms.
Kavanaugh has categorically denied all prices of sexual impropriety, and he stated he obtained a name from Trump on Monday afternoon throughout which the president bolstered his assist for the choose.
“I do know he’s going to face by me,” Kavanaugh stated in a pre-recorded interview on Fox Information that aired Monday.