Speaking from the White House during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda Tuesday afternoon, President Trump defended Judge Brett Kavanaugh and slammed Democrats for using dirty tactics to derail his Supreme Court nomination.
"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you...I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this," Trump said. "[The FBI] has done supposedly six background checks over the years as Judge Kavanaugh has gone beautifully up a ladder."
"It [the accusation] should have been brought up long ago. You don't wait until the hearing is over and then bring it up. When Senator Feinstein sat with Judge Kavanaugh for a long period of time, a long long meeting, she had this letter. Why didn't she bring it up? Why didn't she bring it up then? Why didn't the Democrats bring it up then? Because they obstruct and they resist. That's the name of their campaign. And frankly I think they're lousy on policy and they're lousy politicians. But they're very good on obstruction and it's a shame because this is a great gentleman."
President Trump welcomed testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh has agreed to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. Ford has been ignoring calls and emails from the Committee to do so, despite her attorney saying yesterday she was ready to testify in a public setting.
.@POTUS on Kavanaugh controversy: "Hopefully the woman will come forward [and] state her case. He will state his case before representatives of the U.S. Senate. And then they will vote. They will look at his career. They will look at what she had to say from 36 years ago." pic.twitter.com/7coWkO5yx7— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 18, 2018