President Donald Trump said the sex assault claims against his new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a “hoax” and “all made up” as Democrats distanced itself from the calls by two of its rank-and-file lawmakers.
Trump condemned Democratic calls to impeach the judge as an “insult to the American public”.Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday, in a 50-48 vote that followed strictly partisan
Mr Trump said: “So I’ve been hearing that now they’re thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist.
“A man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats’ lawyers and now they want to impeach him.”
He added: “I think it’s an insult to the American public.”
“The American public has seen this charade, has seen this dishonesty by the Democrats.”
He said the conservative judge was “a top scholar, top student, top intellect and who did nothing wrong and there was no corroboration of any kind”.
The allegations against the nominee were “all made up, it was fabricated and it was a disgrace,” Mr Trump said.