Trump to Senate panel on Kavanaugh hearing: ‘Get on with it’

Trump to Senate panel on Kavanaugh hearing: ‘Get on with it’
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President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to complete its hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

“I don't think you can delay it any longer,” he said on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“They have to get on with it,” he added.

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A committee vote to move Kavanaugh on to a Senate-wide confirmation vote was delayed after Christine Blasey Ford went public with allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. 

Trump previously said Monday that Kavanaugh's vote might be delayed

Ford was initially open to appear publicly in front of the committee Monday, but then said she wanted the FBI to investigate her allegations before she testified. Her lawyers said Thursday that she is considering appearing next Thursday if Kavanaugh testifies first and is in a different room from her. 

Trump repeated his defense of Kavanaugh and his record.

“I think it’s a very sad situation. He’s an outstanding person, and frankly to see what’s going on is very, very sad. Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?” Trump asked. 

“Let her say what she has to say and let’s see how it all comes out,” he added.

The call echoes those he made earlier this week. 

"I really want to see her. I really would want to see what she has to say," he told reporters on Wednesday. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee has made various offers to Ford, including a having a private hearing or sending committee staffers to California to collect her testimony.