Former Never-Trumper: I Went From 'Meh' on Trump to MAGA After Dems' Treatment of Kavanaugh
Says 'abominable' actions by the left were final straw.
A former Never-Trumper says supporting the president is the "responsible choice" following Democrats' "abominable" behavior throughout the Supreme Court confirmation process.
In an op-ed titled "I Was A Never Trumper Until Democrats Went Gonzo On Kavanaugh. Now, Hand Me That Red Hat," Nathanael Blake, senior contributor for The Federalist, wrote that the Democratic Party and its media allies are controlled by people who view conservatives not as political opponents to be voted down, but as enemies to be "personally destroyed."
"This is about self-defense. And that is why I’ve gone from “Meh” to “MAGA!" Blake wrote.
On "Fox & Friends" Thursday, Blake said he was skeptical when Trump was elected, but Trump has been a better president than he expected, particularly with his judicial picks, which Blake called "excellent."
"The final straw that really pushed me over the edge was the abominable Democratic behavior during the Kavanaugh fight," Blake said.
He called out Democrats for amplifying "lurid smears" about Kavanaugh, including that he was part of a "gang rape ring" in high school.
"They wanted the circus, they wanted the crazy allegations. They could have had a confidential, professional investigation from the start," Blake said, noting that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) was aware of Dr. Christine Ford's sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh but sat on them for weeks.
"So clearly they wanted the catastrophe that we saw unfolding across the news of this man being attacked."
He said it has also been "appalling" to see people who supported Kavanaugh harassed in public, pointing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife being confronted at a Washington, D.C., restaurant.
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