Trump says he’s looking into the “case against” Brett Kavanaugh, his Supreme Court nominee, during an interview with the Washington Post.
“He’s a very, very good man,” Trump said.
“I’ve known him a long time.
He’s very loyal to me.”
Trump was asked by the Post if he thinks Kavanaugh could be impeached if he were to get caught lying under oath about his sexual encounter with a woman decades ago.
“No, I don’t,” Trump told the newspaper.
“It’s a little ridiculous.
It’s a joke.”
Trump’s comments came just hours after he accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of sexual misconduct, a charge the Senate Ethics Committee confirmed Friday.
Franken, a former comedian, resigned from the Senate Tuesday amid a storm of criticism, with many saying he had been sexually harassed by Trump.
Trump said on “Fox & Friends” on Sunday that he had heard that Franken was resigning but he didn’t know whether that was true.
“But I haven’t spoken to him,” Trump added.
“The thing is, I know him very well, and I know how he is.
I know the guy.
He doesn’t do anything.
He does nothing bad.
But I haven, I haven.
So that’s what I heard.”
“I know Al Franken.
He has been accused of something.
I’m not going to speculate on it. “
There are a lot of things that are said in politics, but you know what?
“So, I’m going to take a look at it. “
I have to. “
So, I’m going to take a look at it.
I have to.
It is a very interesting thing.”