September 27, 2018 / 11:04 PM / 9 months ago

Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony powerful, calls for Senate vote

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Joint Base Andrews from New York, in Maryland, U.S., September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his full backing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, praising as powerful his testimony in a Senate hearing denying a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago.

“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting,” Trump said in Twitter post.

“The Senate must vote!,” he added.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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