‘Totally crazy’: Trump is still angry over GOP’s decision to delay Kavanaugh vote
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By Emily Yoffe-LopezThe president of the United States has publicly railed against the GOP’s move to delay his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Trump said he was still angry at Republicans for holding the vote on Kavanaugh, a move that he argued was tantamount to “treason” and “treachery.”
“You know, I was angry at the Republican Party and at them, but at least they have a chance of getting through the week.
They’re still angry,” Trump said Thursday.”
And I think we can get through the next week, but they can’t.
I mean, they can get a lot worse,” he said, referring to the GOP vote.”
They’re trying to sabotage their party, which is very dangerous.”
In his remarks, Trump also lashed out at Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who announced Wednesday he would not support the nominee.
“Chuck Schumer, in my opinion, was a liar and a thief,” Trump told reporters.
“I think the Senate should not have even taken that vote.
I think the Democrats should have just voted against it.
And Chuck Schumer is just a liar.
I have to tell you.”
Trump also attacked Democratic Sens.
Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, two potential 2020 contenders for the Senate seat.
McCaskill, the first woman elected to the Senate from Missouri, was among those who announced her intention to support Kavanaugh, while Heitockkamp, who is the daughter of former Democratic Sen. Joe Heitkowitz, is among those pushing for a Senate ethics investigation into the move.
Trump also ripped Democratic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Wednesday he will vote against Kavanaugh if he is confirmed.
“If he’s confirmed, I’ll be voting against him.
And if he’s not confirmed, the Senate can’t be done with him.
It’s very simple.
We need somebody who is qualified and has the temperament,” Trump claimed.”
We need a person that’s going to be able to do what he’s doing.
We have a person in the Senate that is very weak.
We’re getting the nomination, but it’s very weak, very weak,” Trump added.
Trump’s comments come as Republicans in the House are considering whether to proceed with the Kavanaugh nomination and whether to move ahead with a vote on his confirmation to the court.
The Senate has until Wednesday to decide whether to vote on the nomination.
Senate Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said on Wednesday that the Republicans will hold a vote “no later than Monday” to decide on whether to approve Kavanaugh.
By Emily Yoffe-LopezThe president of the United States has publicly railed against the GOP’s move to delay his nomination of…