WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Democrats are “working hard to destroy” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump said on Twitter Monday night that Kavanaugh is “a wonderful man, and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court Justices ever.”
He then pounced on Democrats for attacking Kavanaugh “with an array of False Acquisitions the likes of which have never been seen before!” In a later tweet he corrected “Acquisitions” to “Accusations.”
Two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct decades ago. He has denied sexually assaulting anyone.
The President tweeted Monday night from New York, where he is preparing to address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.
Trump later urged his supporters on Twitter to “REMEMBER THE MIDTERMS!”
Kavanaugh said he never sexually assaulted anyone.
The Supreme Court nominee told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday night that he has “always treated women with dignity and respect.”
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party when both were in high school. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, says he exposed himself to her at a college party. He has denied both accusations.
Kavanaugh said he made the unusual decision to do a television interview before a Senate committee votes on his nomination because he wants to clear his name.
Kavanaugh said he is “looking for a fair process, a process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name. And all I’m asking for is fairness and that I’d be heard.”