Report: Trump Claims That He Saved Brett Kavanaugh’s Career But the Judge has Been Disloyal to Him to Him
One of the most consequential aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency was that he had 3 Supreme Court justices confirmed. Only the first of those nominations, Neal Gorsuch, was mainly free of controversy.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by Trump in 2017, was accused of sexual misconduct from a former HS classmate. Republicans, however, decided to push through with the nomination despite stirring testimony from Christine Blasey Ford.
And while there was only one GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski, that decided to vote against Kavanaugh, Michael Wolff writes that there was turmoil behind the scenes. In his new book, Landslide, the author claims that Trump bragged about saving the judge.
Wolff quotes Trump as saying, “practically every senator called including Crazy Mitch, and told him to cut him loose, sir, cut him loose.” The quote continues, “I said, ’We can’t do that because it will destroy him — he won’t be able to even go back to the second-highest court, right?’ I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career.”
Trump told Wolff, though, that he may have made a mistake. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. I don’t want anything — one thing has nothing to do with another — but I am very disappointed in him, in his rulings. I can’t even believe what’s happening. I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice.”