President Donald Trump apologized to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony at the White House for the pain that he and his family had to endure after the Democrats launched a smear campaign against him.
“I would like to begin tonight’s proceeding differently perhaps than any other event of such magnitude,” Trump said. “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.
“Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception,” Trump continued.
“What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process,” Trump said. “[In] our country, a man or a woman, must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”
President Trump apologizes to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family for "the terrible pain and suffering he has been forced to endure" during his confirmation process at Kavanaugh's swearing-in ceremony https://t.co/ykmBslj0Kt pic.twitter.com/56ZreUt5wm
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