In an interview with ABC, fellow Judiciary Committee member Amy Klobuchar reiterated that she opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and warned that his “views on executive power” would “continue to haunt our country.”

But the president’s support for his nominee was unwavering. Trump fired off two tweets in the space of a couple of hours attacking the journalists responsible, labeling their work as “fake and corrupt news.” In an earlier missive, he encouraged the judge to “start suing people for libel,” and suggested that the “Justice Department should come to his rescue.”

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