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Trump Defends Kavanaugh While Signaling Possible Delay in Vote

Sept. 17, 2018, 2:44 PM

President Donald Trump defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual assault but suggested he’d be open to postponing a confirmation vote.

“If it takes a little delay, it’ll take a little delay,” Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, adding that he hadn’t spoken to Kavanaugh that day. The president also said Kavanaugh is one of “the finest people I’ve ever known.” Trump dismissed a question about whether Kavanaugh offered to withdraw.

Kavanaugh and the woman who made the accusation, Christine Blasey Ford, have said they’re willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Republicans ...