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
CLICK TO SHARE
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.”
If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.
CLICK TO SHARE