Pence: Latest Kavanaugh Accusations Prove Democrats are 'Getting Desperate'
Vice president slams Dems and liberal media over recent claims against Justice Kavanaugh
Vice President Mike Pence slammed recent claims made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by the liberal media, saying the allegations prove the Democrats are "getting desperate" in the run-up to 2020.
VP Pence dismissed the latest accusation against Kavanaugh, calling it “discredited.”
“The Democrats and their allies in the media are obviously getting desperate,” Pence said during a speech at The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.
“After dominating our courts for more than a generation, leading Democrats today are now openly calling for packing the court.”
“This week, they have even taken to smearing a sitting justice on the Supreme Court with discredited allegations,” he said.
The Times subsequently issued an editor’s note on the piece, saying that the female student referred to in the piece “declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident.”
As Neon Nettle also reported Tuesday, the man who claims he witnessed this alleged incident is lawyer Max Stier, who represented Bill and Hillary Clinton when Bill Clinton was accused of exposing himself to a woman in the 1990s.
Several Democrats, including 2020 candidates, have called for Kavanaugh to be impeached, based on the salacious report.
“The calls by Democrat candidates for president to remove Justice Kavanaugh from the court are a disgrace and nothing short of an attack on our independent judiciary,” Pence said.
Kavanaugh “is a good and decent man,” the vice president added.
“He is a principled jurist and a credit to the highest court in the land and these attacks on Justice Kavanaugh must stop,” Pence said.
The vice president also discussed President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees.
“In the last two and a half years, President Trump has appointed 150 federal judges to our courts,” Pence said.
“And they are all conservatives who are committed to upholding the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.”
Pence was at The Heritage Foundation to deliver remarks on Trump’s trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.