And did so with the other members of the U.S. Supreme Court sitting in the front row!
PRESIDENT TRUMP: I would like to begin tonight’s proceeding differently than perhaps any other event of such magnitude. On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.
Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process.
Our country, a man or woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. (Applause.) And with that, I must state that you, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent. Thank you.
Left wing fascism, an impulse where fear and emotion rule the mob, is on the rise in the United States. People who will stop at nothing to get their way. Their tactics are un-democratic and un-American. This time they were defeated. But eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. We’ve had the warning. We must act to guard our freedoms. Who wants to be ruled by a shrieking mob?