President Donald Trump stood firmly behind his Supreme Court nominee Thursday following testimony by Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeting that the Senate must move forward with a vote.
> Kavanaugh’s testimony “was powerful, honest, and riveting,” Trump said in a tweet. “Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!”
> Trump thought Kavanaugh’s angry and emotional opening statement to the committee was strong, three people familiar with the president’s thinking said. Within the White House, the consensus is that the nominee showed passion and honesty.