President Donald Trump spoke in support of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he faces allegations of sexual assault during his high school years, during a Monday appearance at the White House.
Kavanaugh “is one of the finest people I’ve ever known.”
“Never even had a little blemish on his record,” Trump said according to the White House press pool. “He is somebody very special. … I wish the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner, because they had this information for many months. … But with all of that being said, we want to go through the process.”
“If it takes a little delay, it’ll take a little delay.”
“Shouldn’t, certainly, be very much,” the president added.
Trump further declared “what a ridiculous question” when asked if Kavanaugh should withdraw.”
Allegations against Kavanaugh surfaced Sunday after his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, granted an interview to The Washington Post. Ford detailed how she sent an anonymous letter to Feinsten regarding the alleged encounter months earlier. Feinstein said she forwarded Ford’s letter to the FBI for review but never made the allegations public until stories began to surface around the letter itself after Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended.
Kavanaugh issued a Monday statement saying, “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone.” Both he and a lawyer for his accuser have said they are both willing to testify before the committee regarding the allegation.