Trump Hits Dems for 'Obstruction,' Says Kavanaugh 'Anxious' to Defend Himself
Says both sides should be heard before Senate.
President Trump blasted Democrats for seeking to "obstruct" the confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on a newly-disclosed allegation of attempted sexual assault.
Kavanaugh has been accused by Christine Blasey Ford, a California research psychologist, of sexual assault at a high school party in the 1980s. He has emphatically denied the allegation.
Trump said it's a "terrible thing" for Democrats to have waited until a few days before the first Senate confirmation vote to release Ford's letter outlining her allegation.
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"They could have done that instead of waiting 'til everything was finished and then all of a sudden spring it, but that's what the Democrats do. ... It's obstruction, it's resist, it's whatever you have to do," he told reporters at the White House.
He said Kavanaugh is "very anxious" to appear before the Senate to defend himself against the allegations. Trump asked why Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) did not mention Ford's letter when she met with Kavanaugh in his office for an "extended period of time."
Trump said Kavanaugh will make an "incredible" Supreme Court justice and both sides should be heard in a Senate hearing.
Watch the remarks above.