Donald Trump Apologizes to Brett Kavanaugh Family for Ugly Confirmation Process

Protesters occupy the Hart Senate Office Building during a rally against Kavanaugh in Washington

Donald Trump claimed Monday that the emotionally draining Brett Kavanaugh saga was a "hoax" perpetrated by "evil" Senate Democrats involving some intentionally faked claims of sexual assault that were created to derail the newest Supreme Court justice.

"I've been hearing that they're now thinking of impeaching a brilliant jurist - a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn before departing for a police convention in Orlando.

Kavanaugh was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, including California professor Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who testified under oath that he assaulted her at a party when the two were in high school.

"I thought it was one of the most disgraceful performances I've ever seen", Trump said Monday of the Democrats' fight against Kavanaugh.

It reflects a high water mark of the Trump presidency: Republican control of the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the judiciary's top court.

Two liberal justices - Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - said on Friday (Saturday NZT) they want to see the court stay above the political fray.

Ford addressed the harassment against her in prepared remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she said: "My family and I have been the target of constant harassment and death threats".

Now, Halsted said, Collins' constituents are "ready to support a senator from Maine who is going to stand up for Mainers and do what's right for the country, regardless of political party-and I think people realize Susan Collins is not that senator". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell received a standing ovation when he walked in.

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Kavanaugh, for his part, flatly denies the allegation, and he has the backing of Trump and dozens of GOP senators. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, with the likes of Lena Durham and Whoopi Goldberg.

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh as protesters rallied across the country against a nominee who has been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct as a young man and had questions raised over his candor and partisan rhetoric.

Democrats are pointing to the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation as one more reason to oppose the president who nominated him and mocked Ford. "I mean - they've come to our homes, they've, you know, basically brushed up against members".

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 8, 2018, in Washington.

"She said that Dr. Ford thinks that she was assaulted, which is even more insulting than saying that she gave a very credible account".

"The Supreme Court is a team of nine and I will always be a team player on the team of nine", Kavanaugh said.

"On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the bad pain and suffering you have been forced to endure", he said at the ceremony in the ornate White House East Room.

"It was all made up", Trump said.

Holder's bringing up Garland was also part of his point expressed in another tweet that emphasized that the concern over the process of selecting judges in the judicial system is more long term and not merely over what happened with Kavanaugh.

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