September 21, 2018 / 1:12 PM / a month ago

Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was “under assault” by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointee’s confirmation proceedings.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh during a joint news conference with Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay,” Trump said in a Twitter post.

A vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation was delayed after a California professor accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago while both were in high school.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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