Trump lauds Kavanaugh confirmation
‘Historic night’ president tells supporters in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. — President Donald Trump celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court at a rally on Saturday, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against Kavanaugh.
To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump declared it a “historic night,” not long after signing the paperwork to make Kavanaugh’s status official.
“I stand before you today on the heels of a tremendous victory for our nation,” he said to roars.
Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice Saturday evening in Washington after a nomination that sparked protests and close votes after Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct as a student in high school and college.
Trump invited reporters traveling with him to watch the final vote in his private office aboard Air Force One, then delivered a thumbs up from his desk as the confirmation was made official.
“Very, very good,” Trump said. “Very happy about it. Great decision. I very much appreciate those 50 great votes, and I think he’s going to go down as a totally brilliant Supreme Court Justice for many years.”
Trump continued lashing out at Democrats when he rallied supporters in Topeka. He said “radical Democrats” have become “an angry, left-wing mob” and “too dangerous and extreme to govern.” And he urged Kansas voters to send Republicans to Congress.
President Donald Trump waves to supporters after speaking Saturday at a campaign rally in Topeka, Kan.