Trump defends Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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A one-time classmate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said Monday, October 1, that Brett Kavanaugh was a habitual heavy drinker, challenging the judge's Senate testimony to the contrary. On critical issues over the past year, I've watched her vote to raise taxes on Missourians and oppose conservative judges including Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

Trump has shown much more empathy for Kavanaugh than Ford, saying the culture of the moment in America is a "scary situation where you're guilty until proven innocent".

"I had one beer!".

"We learned tonight that our president can not resist mocking a woman who he had called a credible witness in front of a cheering crowd", Lemon remarked.

"All I can tell you is it came from somebody with a political motive", he said. "I would feel terrible that we destroyed Kavanaugh", said Graham.

Trump's remarks came hours after he told reporters at the White House that it was a "scary time for young men". On top of not giving "s**t" about what people think about his support for President Trump's agenda, the formerly milquetoast Republican is now telling the GOP to not only support Kavanaugh but double-down on him during the midterms should the vote fail on the Senate floor. Kavanaugh was also given a chance to respond to the allegations, which he angrily denied. It really does. You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something.

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"I don't remember", he said in his Ford voice. The way he sees it, a man can be "perfect" his whole life, but is now suddenly labeled "guilty" the second he's accused of something. But I had one beer.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is eager to put Kavanaugh on the court, regardless of the allegations against him, said Tuesday that he's aiming to hold Kavanaugh's confirmation vote this week.

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff. "And we better start as a country getting smart and getting tough". The commander-in-chief launched into the attack at the rally before bemoaning Kavanaugh's life "is in tatters" over Dr. Ford's sexual assault allegation. "That's very risky for our country", Trump said.

In comments aired on Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes", Flake said Kavanaugh's nomination would end if the FBI investigation found the nominee had lied in his Senate testimony.

An FBI investigation is an important step, and should be completed.