Trump Jr. slams Manchin over timing of Kavanaugh decision: 'Real profile in courage'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpMelania Trump's 'Be Best' hashtag trends after president goes after Greta Thunberg Trump Jr. blasts Time for choosing 'marketing gimmick' Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year White House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' MORE slammed West Virginia Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial McConnell: I doubt any GOP senator will vote to impeach Trump Manchin warns he'll slow-walk government funding bill until he gets deal on miners legislation MORE on Friday over the Democratic senator's timing in announcing his support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The president's eldest son noted that Manchin's announcement came moments after Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsIs a trap being set for Trump in the Senate trial? The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by AdvaMed — House panel delays impeachment vote until Friday Senate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial MORE (R-Maine) signaled her support for Kavanaugh, giving him the necessary votes to win confirmation.

"A real profile in courage," Trump Jr. wrote mockingly of Manchin, whom he dubbed a "lyin’ liberal."

"I bet he had another press release ready to go if Collins went the other way," Trump Jr. added while calling on followers to support Manchin's GOP challenger, West Virginia Attorney General Patt Morrissey.

Republicans had for weeks put pressure on Manchin, who represents a state President Trump won by 42 points in 2016, to support Kavanaugh. Manchin, who is the only Democrat to support Kavanaugh, was joined by two other Democrats last year in voting for Trump's first nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.

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Manchin told reporters that he made his decision about Kavanaugh's nomination Friday morning, but "out of respect" did not issue his statement announcing his decision until Collins delivered her speech.

"I saw that Sen. Collins — I wanted to, out of respect, I wanted to watch her give hers ... and then I made my decision and I gave my reasons for my decision," Manchin said in an interview with CNN's Manu Raju.

The Senate is slated to hold a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Saturday, capping off weeks of controversy after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct stemming from his days in high school and college in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the allegations, and the FBI launched a days-long investigation into sexual assault allegations against the nominee.

Several GOP senators on Thursday who remained publicly undecided on his nomination said the investigation did not corroborate allegations against him, while Democrats blasted the investigation as inadequate.