President Donald Trump has banked on Kavanaugh motivating voters to cast their ballots for Republicans on November 6.
“I think you’re going to see a lot of things happen on Nov. 6 that would not have happened before,” Trump told reporters on October 8. “The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats.”
During Kavanaugh’s televised swearing-in ceremony at the White House, Trump defended Kavanaugh, whom Trump sees as the true victim.
“I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain you have been forced to endure,” Mr. Trump said, citing “a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception.”
Trump added that Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent,” though this was not true.
At a campaign rally in Missoula, Montana last Thursday, Trump predicted that Kavanaugh with help Republicans keep control of Congress.
The midterms “will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order, and common sense,” Trump bellowed. “It’s gonna be an election of those things: law and order, Kavanaugh, common sense, and the caravan.”
“You know what I’m talking about,” Trump said.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on October 8 with a 50-48 vote in the Senate. His nomination was rocked by several allegations of sexual assault dating back to his time in high school and college.
The FBI’s follow-up investigation into the accusations was seen by Democrats as inadequate, while Republicans felt Kavanaugh had been vindicated. The country has been starkly divided since the first accounts came into the public light in September.