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With Kavanaugh safely on the Supreme Court for life, the president feels free to cut the bullshit and reveal the real Republican position:

President Trump went further on Monday than he has before in dismissing sexual misconduct allegations against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh as the creation of political opponents, calling them “a hoax” and “fabricated.”

With Justice Kavanaugh now confirmed and sworn in, Mr. Trump moved beyond simply questioning the credibility of his accusers to asserting that their stories were made up entirely. Last week he mocked the main accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, for gaps in her memory but did not explicitly suggest that her account was invented.

Mr. Trump made his comments in response to questions about House Democrats who have talked about impeaching Justice Kavanaugh after the midterm elections in four weeks. “So I’ve been hearing that now they’re thinking about impeaching a brilliant jurist, a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats, using the Democrats’ lawyers, and now they want to impeach him,” Mr. Trump told reporters.

Speaking at the White House shortly before flying to Orlando to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the president said that would be “an insult to the American people” and that voters had come to the conclusion that this was a fraud. Referring to one woman who said she attended high school parties where women were sexually assaulted, Mr. Trump said, “It was all made up, it was fabricated and it’s a disgrace.”

To Trump, she’s lying; to Collins, she’s delusional — not a nickel’s worth of difference and the Republican Party can unite around not caring about sexual assault at all. Which I suppose goes without saying when Donald Trump is the unquestioned leader of the party.

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