Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpCruz announces million fundraising haul in third quarter Russian official with ties to lawyer in Trump Tower meeting dies in helicopter crash The Hill’s Morning Report — Kavanaugh, Ford saga approaches bitter end MORE slammed West Virginia Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinKavanaugh in op-ed defends getting ‘emotional’ GOP senator may miss Kavanaugh vote for daughter’s wedding Bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh enters final chapter MORE on Friday over the Democratic senator’s timing in asserting his help for President TrumpDonald John TrumpHeitkamp releases ad explaining Kavanaugh no vote Trump mocks Al Franken over resignation: He folded ‘like a wet rag’ O’Rourke not ‘interested’ in Obama endorsement MORE‘s Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The president’s eldest son famous that Manchin’s announcement got here moments after Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsKavanaugh in op-ed defends getting ‘emotional’ GOP senator may miss Kavanaugh vote for daughter’s wedding Bitter partisan battle over Kavanaugh enters final chapter MORE (R-Maine) signaled her help for Kavanaugh, giving him the required votes to win affirmation.
“An actual profile in braveness,” Trump Jr. wrote mockingly of Manchin, whom he dubbed a “lyin’ liberal.”
“I wager he had one other press launch able to go if Collins went the opposite manner,” Trump Jr. added whereas calling on followers to help Manchin’s GOP challenger, West Virginia Legal professional Basic Patt Morrissey.
An actual profile in braveness from Lyin’ liberal @JoeManchinWV. Waited till Kavanugh had sufficient votes secured earlier than he introduced his help. I wager he had one other press launch able to go if Collins went the opposite manner.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 5, 2018
Republicans had for weeks put strain on Manchin, who represents a state President Trump received by 42 factors in 2016, to help Kavanaugh. Manchin, who’s the one Democrat to help Kavanaugh, was joined by two different Democrats final 12 months in voting for Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Courtroom, Neil Gorsuch.
Manchin told reporters that he made his resolution about Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday morning, however “out of respect” didn’t challenge his assertion asserting his resolution till Collins delivered her speech.
“I noticed that Sen. Collins — I wished to, out of respect, I wished to look at her give hers … after which I made my resolution and I gave my causes for my resolution,” Manchin stated in an interview with CNN’s Manu Raju.
The Senate is slated to carry a remaining vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Saturday, capping off weeks of controversy after a number of girls got here ahead to accuse him of sexual misconduct stemming from his days in highschool and school within the 1980s.
Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the allegations, and the FBI launched a days-long investigation into sexual assault allegations in opposition to the nominee.
A number of GOP senators on Thursday who remained publicly undecided on his nomination stated the investigation didn’t corroborate allegations in opposition to him, whereas Democrats blasted the investigation as insufficient.