President Donald Trump quickly reacted to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing by saying the Supreme Court nominee’s testimony was “powerful, honest, and riveting.” Trump went on to call on the Senate to vote for his confirmation.
The president also slammed the democrats as “disgraceful,” saying their process reflected an attempt to “delay, obstruct and resist” Kavanaugh’s appointment.
Trump has not yet reacted to Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, which came before Kavanaugh’s earlier in the day. She said she believes Kavanaugh tried to rape her while he was drunk at a party during the early 1980s. Trump said in a press conference Wednesday that he would be watching Ford’s testimony and that he would be willing to change his mind about Kavanaugh’s appointment based on her comments.
As of this writing, Ford is one of four women who have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, told The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face against her will while they were both drunk at a party during their freshman year at Yale.
A third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward Wednesday with a sworn statement saying Kavanaugh participated in drugging and gang rape during multiple parties from around the same time period.
A fourth accusation surfaced by way of an anonymous letter. A woman said her daughter witnessed Kavanaugh “very aggressively and sexually” push a woman he was dating in 1998 while drunk.
Kavanaugh has denied the accusations and swore to God during his testimony that Ford’s accusations were false as they pertain to him. He also apologized to his former classmate, Renate Schroeder Dolphin, for an oblique reference to her in his high school yearbook, which many reports said had been an inside sexual joke among him and his several other male friends.