Donald Trump Declares Kavanaugh Allegations ‘Totally Political’
President Trump continues to stand by his man, supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, despite an additional allegation of sexual assault against him that surfaced over the weekend. Trump addressed the allegations after arriving in New York where he will attend and address the United Nations General Assembly.
“Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way,” said Trump. He also said that allegations against Kavanaugh could be “one of the single-most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything.”
The latest sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh were made by Deborah Ramirez in an interview with The New Yorker, where she claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale.
Trump declared Monday that Ramirez’s claim and an additional claim of sexual assault against Kavanaugh recently made by Christine Blasey-Ford alleging that while at a party in the 1980s, Kavanaugh held her down and forcibly removed her clothing, are both politically motivated.
“In my opinion it’s totally political. Totally political,” said Trump.
Additionally, Trump has questioned the timing of the allegations, stating via Twitter that Democrats had the information for months and did nothing with it until after Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing had concluded.
Senator Feinstein and the Democrats held the letter for months, only to release it with a bang after the hearings were OVER – done very purposefully to Obstruct & Resist & Delay. Let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
While the Trump camp has been steadfast in support of SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh, the tone toward the alleged victims has gone from fair to fiery. Last week, both Trump and Counsel to the President, Kellyanne Conway made statements in support of hearing of both sides of the Kavanaugh allegations.
Trump has since attacked the validity of allegations made by Blasey-Ford via Twitter; and in an interview with CBS News this Morning, Conway said that Kavanaugh is carrying the weight of the entire #MeToo Movement on his shoulders, that it is not fair and is part of a “vast left-wing conspiracy.”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) September 24, 2018