Trump says midterms about ‘Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense'

Trump says midterms about ‘Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer employees critique EPA under Trump in new report Fired State Department watchdog says Pompeo aide attempted to 'bully' him over investigations Virginia senator calls for Barr to resign over order to clear protests MORE Thursday framed November’s midterm elections as a referendum a range hot-button issues that have been central to his administration’s pitch to voters. 

“This will be an election of Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense,” he said at a campaign rally in Montana. 

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Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill hope that the confirmation battle for Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughRosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Chief Justice Roberts wisely defers to California governor in church challenge  Supreme Court rules immigrants who fear torture can appeal deportations in court MORE’s recent Supreme Court confirmation battle and immigration from Central America will ignite the GOP base ahead of the midterm elections to help blunt the effects of an expected blue wave, largely fueled by ant-Trump sentiment.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was thrown into tumult when three women publicly accused him of sexual misconduct while he was in high school and college.

The FBI investigated the claims and released a private report to the Senate, which the GOP said offered no corroborating evidence to the accusations. Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 margin. 

Trump was also referring to a caravan consisting of over 4,000 migrants coming from Central America toward Mexico. The president threatened Thursday he would send troops to the southern border to prevent the migrants from crossing.

While immigration has long been a hot-button issue, the Kavanaugh hearings jolted several close Senate races, with every candidates’ vote inevitable coming under scrutiny.