Talking to the reporters at the White House about Kavanaugh's case, Trump called a question about whether Kavanaugh should withdraw after being accused of sexual assault “ridiculous.” The president said he hadn't spoken to federal judge about the accusations, the Hill reported, and called for the Senate to go through a “full process” in the confirmation, regardless of whether it meant a delay.
“If it takes a little delay, it'll take a little delay,” Trump told reporters, “I'm sure it will work out very well.”
Trump addressed Kavanaugh's nomination for the first time since a woman named Christine Blasey Ford accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they both were in high school. The accusations have caused some to questions Kavanaugh’s fitness to serve on the highest court. Trump, however, called Kavanaugh “one of the finest people that anybody has known” saying that the judge “never even had a little blemish on his record.”
Kavanaugh in his statement on Monday morning denied all allegations, saying he is also willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee to “defend [his] integrity.”
Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote was scheduled for Tuesday; however, according to Reuters, Grassley’s committee was put under pressure to postpone the panel vote in order to fully hear out both Kavanaugh and Ford.