Trump Apology to Kavanaugh at Swearing-In Ceremony Sparks Twitter Firestorm

Twitter ignited Monday night in response to President Donald Trump‘s speech during Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony.

Trump, near the outset of his remarks, apologized to Kavanaugh on behalf of the nation, lamenting that the Justice’s family experienced “terrible pain and suffering” because his Supreme Court nomination was marked by weeks of bitter and bruising partisan fights. These political battles were largely based on sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, but tonight, Trump more or less pronounced the new justice innocent in the midst of his congratulations.

Since Kavanaugh’s judicial ascension was such a flashpoint for the last few weeks, political junkies didn’t hesitate to offer their first reactions online. You can see that Trump and Kavanaugh critics took notice of the ceremony — with many not approving of how things went.

Trump supporters, on the other hand, were quite delighted:

However, MSNBC host Chris Hayes especially drew attention tonight with his passionate reaction to the ceremony. Here’s a sampler:

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