President Trump during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda again voiced his support for his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a sexual assault allegation from a woman who claims he assaulted her back in high school.
Trump told reporters that he feels “so badly for [Kavanaugh] that he is going through this.”
He added that he feels "terribly" for his family and that Kavanaugh is “not a man that deserves this.”
“I feel so badly for him that he is going through this, to be honest with you,” Trump said. “I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this.”
He said that he doesn't support the FBI investigating Kavanaugh as the Bureau has conducted several background checks on him already.
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had said on the Senate floor on Monday, Trump said that Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein should not have waited until Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings were over and a vote was scheduled to then “all of a sudden bring it up.”
"This should have been brought up long ago. And that's what you have hearings for,” he said. “You don't wait until the hearing is over and then all of a sudden bring it up.”
Not to mention, she could have raised the issue during the 65 meetings that Kavanaugh had with senators, including a one-on-one meeting she had with Kavanaugh herself, prior, as MRCTV reported.
She reportedly received the letter in July.
"Why didn't the Democrats bring it up then?" Trump asked. "Because they obstruct and they resist. That's the name of their campaign against me."
"It's a shame because this is a great gentleman," he said.
Trump added that he does think the Senate should hear both sides, Kavanaugh and his accuser's, because "there shouldn't be even a little doubt."
Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford have been invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Ia.) said that Kavanaugh’s accuser “deserves to be heard.”
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation. Many have come to his defense, including 65 women who knew him in high school who sent Sen. Grassley and Sen. Feinstein a letter attesting that Kavanaugh has “always treated women with respect.”