On top of not giving "s**t" about what people think about his support for President Trump's agenda, the formerly milquetoast Republican is now telling the GOP to not only support Kavanaugh but double-down on him during the midterms should the vote fail on the Senate floor.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (Oct 2) the reaction to decades-old allegations of sexual assault against his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh makes it "a very scary time" for young men in the United States.
"A lot is going to depend on what comes back from the FBI in terms of their additional number seven investigation", he said, referring to six prior background checks Kavanaugh underwent as he climbed the ladder in politics and government.
Blumenthal announced his opposition to Kavanaugh early on in the confirmation process and has said he believes Christine Blasey Ford's accusation that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while they were in high school.
Critics on social media condemned President for giving a national platform to a notion more commonly expressed among men's rights activists than publicly on the White House lawn-and drew attention to the real fear of violence that women across the country face every day.
He said he thought the judge "is doing very well right now".
"I say that it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of". "This is a very hard time".
"You could be somebody that was flawless your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something - doesn't necessarily has to be a woman ..."
He also heaped praise on his nominee, who is the subject of an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into charges publicly aired last week by Christine Blasey Ford, a California college professor who said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at the party. They came forward in the wake of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape that was released in October 2016 in which he is caught saying on a hot mic: "And when you're a star, they let you do it".
Mr Trump said it was a "very scary situation" to be "guilty until proven innocent".
He added: "My whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty. But somebody could accuse you of something, and you're automatically guilty".
Kavanaugh denies all of the allegations.
"I think our core principles and values would be violated", Blumenthal said. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), asked for the supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation probe prior to a full Senate vote on Kavanaugh's nomination. My beef is with the Democratic Party who laid in wait, betrayed her trust, and didn't tell her we would go to California. "There have been a lot of people over the previous year that have lied to Congress, and to me that would not be acceptable". "They are so in favor of Judge Kavanaugh", Trump said.
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