Skulking around the UN building and looking for an opportunity to embarrass us on the global stage yet again, Trump commented on the Kavanaugh controversy:
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) September 24, 2018
A written account of the remarks for those who can’t bear to hear Trump’s snuffling, sneering delivery:
President Donald Trump on Monday affirmed his continuing support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the second allegation of sexual misconduct against him that surfaced Sunday, saying that it’s “unfair,” “unjust” and “totally political.”
“He is a fine man with an unblemished past and these are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers,” Trump said on the sidelines of an event at the United Nations. “We should look into the lawyers doing the representation. Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person, and I am with him all the way.”
“There’s a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything but I am with Judge Kavanaugh and I look forward to a vote,” Trump continued. “For people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it, all of a sudden it happens, in my opinion, it’s totally political.”
This is a nightmare scenario for the GOP no matter what they do, IMO. If Kavanaugh withdraws or the nomination otherwise fails, the evangelical hypocrites will pitch an ear-splitting hissy fit. I’ve rarely seen them so dug in on an issue.
If Kavanaugh is seated despite credible allegations of sexual assault, non-brainwashed women will rightly see it as an elite old boy’s club — led by a leering, highly unpopular degenerate who will no doubt continue to say offensive things — closing ranks around one of their own miscreants.
One way or another, they seem very eager to die on this hill.