Trump slams Democrats over 'mean, angry, and despicable' Kavanaugh hearing

Trump slams Democrats over 'mean, angry, and despicable' Kavanaugh hearing
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE slammed "the other side" over "mean, angry, and despicable" behavior at Tuesday confirmation hearing for his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“The Brett Kavanaugh hearings for the future Justice of the Supreme Court are truly a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is,” Trump said.

“They will say anything, and are only looking to inflict pain and embarrassment to one of the most highly renowned jurists to ever appear before Congress,” he added. “So sad to see!"

Democrats began lobbying for the hearing to adjourn immediately after it began Tuesday morning, interrupting the proceedings to do so. They pressed Kavanaugh to side with their argument that senators need more time to review documents related to his past work

Progressive protestors also repeatedly disrupted the hearing, resulting in more than 20 arrests.

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Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Defense: Trump rails against media coverage | Calls reporting on Iran tensions 'highly inaccurate' | GOP senator blocking Trump pick for Turkey ambassador | Defense bill markup next week Trump reaches deal to lift steel, aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada Top GOP senator blocking Trump's pick for Turkey ambassador MORE (R-Iowa.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Eye-popping number of Dems: I can beat Trump 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate MORE (R-Texas), among other Republicans, pushed back against the Democrats’ claims that they required more records.

“We’ve provided unprecedented public access to a record number of presidential records and did it in record time,” Grassley said Tuesday during the hearing. “The most sensitive presidential records remain committee confidential under federal law just as they were during the nominations of [Elena] Kagan or [Neil] Gorsuch.”

Cruz also argued against the Democrats Tuesday, apologizing for what he called a “political circus” that morning.

“We’re seeing a lot of table-pounding this morning. The Democrats are focused on procedural issues because they don’t have substantive points strong enough to derail this nomination,” Cruz said during the hearing. “So they’re trying to divert everyone with procedural issues.”

Tuesday's hearing was the first day of a series of hearings for the nominee that are expected to last all week.