Trump Jr. slams Manchin over timing of Kavanaugh decision: 'Real profile in courage'
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpIntel panel expects to refer more cases of suspected lying to Mueller Trump Jr. says his dad is a 're-gifter' Brzezinski apologizes after backlash over homophobic remark about Pompeo MORE slammed West Virginia Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force Hillicon Valley — Presented by AT&T — New momentum for privacy legislation | YouTube purges spam videos | Apple plans B Austin campus | Iranian hackers targeted Treasury officials | FEC to let lawmakers use campaign funds for cyber Manchin puts hold on FCC nomination over wireless internet fund delay MORE on Friday over the Democratic senator's timing in announcing his support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpAustralia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israeli capital, won't move embassy Mulvaney will stay on as White House budget chief Trump touts ruling against ObamaCare: ‘Mitch and Nancy’ should pass new health-care law MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The president's eldest son noted that Manchin's announcement came moments after Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Defense: Senate bucks Trump with Yemen war vote, resolution calling crown prince 'responsible' for Khashoggi killing | House briefing on Saudi Arabia fails to move needle | Inhofe casts doubt on Space Force House Dems follow Senate action with resolution to overturn IRS donor disclosure guidance Senate votes to overturn IRS guidance limiting donor disclosure 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.