President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals'

President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals'

President Donald Trump condemned protesters who have turned out in droves to oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, calling them "elevator screamers" funded by professional interest groups.

"The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals looking to make Senators look bad". Trump wrote in a tweet. He also claimed the signs, which look professionally made, were identical - therefore paid by Soros. Paid for by Soros and others. "These are not signs made in the basement from love!" the president added, referring to the billionaire investor and liberal donor. Swetnick claimed Kavanaugh was involved in a series of "gang rapes" when he was in high school, but she offered no additional evidence or witnesses to support her allegations.

If a simple majority of the upper chamber votes in favor of Kavanaugh, the Senate will be able to hold a final confirmation vote as early as Saturday.

The accusations came just ahead of a procedural vote in the Senate on Kavanaugh, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. The vote could scarcely have been tighter, with the motion carrying 51-49.

That investigation has now been concluded, with a vote on whether or not to confirm Kavanaugh set to take place before the end of the weekend.

More than 300 protesters were arrested, including comedian Amy Schumer, who is a second cousin of Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY, and model Emily Ratajkowski. Jeff Flake in the elevator and Sen. Flake said he was going to vote in favour of Kavanaugh's nomination, who has been accused of sexual assault by California professor Christie Blasey Ford.

Hatch waved and told them to "grow up" as he entered an elevator.