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Trump Slams 'Sick' Democrats at Montana Rally

He calls senators' behavior during Kavanaugh hearings 'embarrassing'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 7, 2018 4:37 AM CDT
Updated Sep 7, 2018 6:47 AM CDT
People respond as President Trump arrives to speak at a rally in Billings, Mont., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – At a campaign rally in Montana Thursday night, President Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh's progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the "anger and the meanness on the other side," blasting Democrats' behavior toward his nominee as "sick." Trump sought to elevate Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters as he embraced a Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, a top GOP target in the fall elections, the AP reports. Trump also raised the specter of impeachment if Democrats win control of Congress, claiming Democrats would set a precedent that would turn the US "into a third-world country."

As he stood alongside Tester's opponent, state Auditor Matt Rosendale, Trump said Tester "will never drain the swamp because he happens to live in the swamp." Seeking to portray the Montana farmer as a tool of liberal Democrats, Trump said, "Jon Tester talks like he's from Montana, but he votes like he's Nancy Pelosi." Trump said many Senate Democrats whom Tester had helped elect "are attacking Judge Kavanaugh and looking like fools." He said Kavanaugh—strongly opposed by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee—deserved "overwhelming bipartisan support." "It's embarrassing to watch those people make fools of themselves as they scream and shout at this great gentleman," Trump said.

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