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Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout

11 Octobre 2018

Concerns like this and others related to it are a big reason Trump was the more popular candidate with men in the 2016 presidential election.

The Republican party raised a total of $5.7 million from Sept. 30 to October 5, compared to $4.38 million raised by the DCCC from the end of September to October 5, which is the day Kavanaugh secured the votes in the Senate to be confirmed.

But far from using the aftermath of the battle to try and heal the nation, Trump piled into even fiercer attacks.

McConnell said he "generally" declines reporters' requests for him to critique "on a daily basis" the president's broadsides of political opponents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with Trump's most incendiary comments about women, immigrants and other groups of Americans. "And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent", Trump said amidst applause from the audience. "I thought it was a disgrace". Before the pivotal vote, several of the women confronting lawmakers in Senate halls were revealed to be high-ranking members of activist groups funded by billionaire liberal financier George Soros. "I think, frankly, we are just less than a month away from an election".

He added: "I think it's an insult to the American public".

The bitter partisan fight over Kavanaugh's nomination became a firestorm after sexual misconduct allegations emerged involving Kavanaugh. Perhaps it was this continued defense of men, support for Kavanaugh and criticism of the activists (most of them women) challenging the judge's nomination, that led to a spike in Trump's approval among men.

As Trump, the other eight court justices and a number of Republican senators crucial to the confirmation process watched, retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Kavanaugh.

Trump told a conference of police chiefs in Florida that he considered overseeing the ceremony an "honour".

Later, in Orlando, he called Kavanaugh "a flawless person" and said "evil" people had tried to derail him with "False charges" and "False accusations". I would welcome more women - because women as a whole are smarter than most male senators.

Noting that the Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional, he said his focus now is to be the best Justice he can be. Forty-eight percent of Democrats were "very angry" about the way the Senate treated Ford, while 28 percent of Republican voters and 30 percent of unaffiliated voters agreed.

The latest justice to join the bench, Neil Gorsuch, spoke a year ago during his swearing-in at the White House Rose Garden.

The initial focus of opposition was exclusively on the conservative views held by the married father of two.

California college professor Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, which Kavanaugh denies.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans are more likely to vote because of the Kavanaugh controversy, compared to 54% of Democrats and 46% of voters not affiliated with either major political party.

President Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that the American public wouldn't put up with an attempt to unseat Kavanaugh.

Trump seeks to use battle over Kavanaugh to spur Republican voter turnout