Sep 4, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump accuses Kavanaugh critics of trying to "inflict pain" on him

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Trump took to Twitter to defend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying the senators and protestors criticizing him are "looking to inflict pain and embarrassment" on him by trying to disrupt his nomination.

"The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is. They will say anything, and are only...looking to inflict pain and embarrassment to one of the most highly renowned jurists to ever appear before Congress. So sad to see!"

Why it matters: Kavanaugh's confirmation process has been shrouded in chaos after 22 protestors were arrested at the start of his first hearing and several Democratic senators sought to delay the process, citing transparency concerns.

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