President Donald Trump held a Saturday evening rally in Topeka, Kansas, hours after the Senate voted to confirm his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The huge crowd awaiting Trump at the rally cheered when Kavanaugh was confirmed and an exuberant Trump tweeted his congratulations to the Senate for confirming Kavanaugh.
“I applaud and congratulate the U.S. Senate for confirming our GREAT NOMINEE, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to the United States Supreme Court,” Trump tweeted. “Later today, I will sign his Commission of Appointment, and he will be officially sworn in. Very exciting!”
Trump said Democrats will be “dangerous” if they take over Congress because it would be like handing “matches to an arsonist–you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob.”
8:33 PM: After blasting “loco” Democrats, Trump says “this is the time to choose.”
“It’s not up to the media. It’s not up to the pundits. It’s up to you to decide your fate,” Trump says. “You have the power with your vote to defend your family, your community, your country, and everything we hold sacred and righteous and true.”
Pres. @realDonaldTrump: "You don't hand matches to an arsonist and you don't give power to an angry left-wing mob – and that's what they've become. The Democrats have become too extreme and too dangerous to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law, not the rule of the mob." pic.twitter.com/q9SsURhmdB
— The Hill (@thehill) October 7, 2018
From Breitbart’s Matt Perdie’s notebook at the anti-Kavanaugh protests (this is what Trump was talking about):
– A topless protester began chanting and running behind the police who were standing at the front most steps of SCOTUS.
– The topless protester ran in front of the door of SCOTUS.
– A few other protesters then ran up one by one.
– Eventually a group of protesters began charging SCOTUS followed by everyone else.
– Protesters began to bang on the doors of the SCOTUS.
– Police set up a line in front of the door and blocked protesters from the door, the police then started pushing the protesters back slowly.
– The police set up a barricade.
– Protesters decided to go to the other side of the Supreme Court to try and block Kavanaugh from leaving SCOTUS.
– A group of about 700-800 protesters gathered on the other side of SCOTUS.
– Protesters harassed and chucked water at 2 vehicles leaving SCOTUS.
– Eventually the crowd began to dwindle.