President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh were a "hoax" set up by the Democrats.
"They're thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers and now they want to impeach him," Trump said on the South Lawn before he boarded Air Force One to give a speech to a police group in Florida.
The remarks came after claims by some liberals that they would work to impeach Kavanaugh who was accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the uncorroborated allegations.
Kavanaugh was confirmed and officially sworn in as the 114th justice to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday.
President Trump claims that the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh were "all made up" pic.twitter.com/5CNEdyloir
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 8, 2018
Trump blasted the Democrats for the way they handled the allegations and for what Kavanaugh's family was put through during the process.
"And now they want to impeach him," Trump said. "I think it’s an insult to the American public. The American public has seen this charade."
He added that the Democrats' dishonesty will cost them votes in the midterms.
Last week, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, pledged to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh if the party reclaimed the majority in the House.
"I think it's going to really show you something come Nov. 6," Trump told reporters.
Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) was the only Democrat who voted to confirm Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote.