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Meadows: Trump considered yanking Kavanaugh over ‘I like beer' comments and apologetic tone

Added 12-07-21 12:25:02pm EST - “The president's one-time chief of staff also says he's currently "finding secretaries and undersecretaries" to staff a future Trump administration.” - Politico.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Politico.com: “Meadows: Trump considered yanking Kavanaugh over ‘I like beer’ comments and apologetic tone”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The president’s one-time chief of staff also says he’s currently “finding secretaries and undersecretaries” to staff a future Trump administration.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shakes hands with then-President Donald Trump during Kavanaugh's ceremonial swearing. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

During Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, President Donald Trump “strongly considered” dropping the nominee and instead going with a “stronger candidate,” according to a new book by Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows.

It wasn’t because of accusations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while in high school, but because he’d professed that he “liked beer” during his hearings and was, in Trump’s estimation, being too apologetic.

Meadows writes that Trump, a teetotaler who was “extremely put off” by Kavanaugh’s professed affection for suds, proposed the idea of dropping Kavanaugh during a flight on Air Force One while Meadows was still a sitting congressman. Meadows advised against it for fear the “blowback would be severe.”

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