President Trump thanked Senate Republicans for fighting for and on behalf of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the president’s speech before Kavanaugh’s public swearing-in on Monday night.
The president said, “We are joined tonight by a leader who has never wavered in his support and devotion to the rule of law, and to Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation. He has worked very, very hard and he truly has done just an incredible and wonderful job for the American people, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.”
“I’d like to thank another man whose principled leadership has earned widespread admiration, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley. Thank you, Chuck,” Trump continued. “We are grateful to all of the Senators on the Judiciary Committee who fought so hard for this confirmation. Senators Lindsey Graham, John Cornyn, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse, Jeff Flake, Mike Crapo, Thom Tillis and John Kennedy.”
“Thank you also to Rob Portman sitting right here. Thank you Rob. And finally we are indebted to Senator Susan Collins for her brave and eloquent speech and her declaration that ‘when passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy’,” he added.
Kavanaugh was confirmed on Saturday with a 50-48 vote after a very contentious process that included him being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.
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