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Trump: I’ll Let Senators ‘Make Their Decisions’ on Kavanaugh Vote

In response to a possible delay of the confirmation vote of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump said he would let the senators “make their decisions.” “I’m going to let the Senate handle that,” he told reporters Friday afternoon. “I guess the vote was a positive vote but there seems to be a delay.” When asked what he thought of accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, Trump said he thought she was “compelling” and a “very fine woman.” “I thought that the temperature likewise was really something that I hadn’t seen before. It was an incredible moment I think in the history of our country, but certainly she was a very credible witness,” the president said. “She was very good in many respects and I think that—I don’t know if this is going to continue onward or are we going to get a vote?” He also said that he had not thought about a replacement for Kavanaugh, and would tell GOP senators like Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that “they have to do what they think is right and be comfortable with themselves[.]”