Trump Says He’s Open to Delay on Kavanaugh Vote: Ford’s Testimony ‘Very Compelling’
President Donald Trump, on Friday afternoon, indicated an openness to a one week delay on a Senate floor vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Speaking to reporters during a pool spray in the Oval Office, the president deferred to Senate leadership after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voiced his support for a week-long delay pending an FBI investigation.
“Whatever they think is necessary,” Trump said.
The president also lauded Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser.
“I thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me,” Trump said. “Very fine woman. And I thought that Brett’s, likewise, was really something that I hadn’t seen before. It was an incredible moment, I think, in the history of our country. But certainly she was a very credible witness. She was very good in many respects.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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