President Trump on Monday stood by his embattled Supreme Court nominee amid accusations of sexual assault, calling Brett Kavanaugh one of the "finest people that I have ever known" while acknowledging a "little delay" may be necessary before the nomination is voted on in the Senate.
In his first public comments on the controversy, the president also criticized Democrats over the timing of the allegation. "I wish the Democrats could have done this a lot sooner because they had this information for many months," Trump told reporters at the White House. "And they shouldn't have waited until literally the last days. They should have done it a lot sooner."
Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Napolitano joined Fox News Radio's Guy Benson and Marie Harf to discuss the recent allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
On what our metrics should be to determine if allegation is credible: I might be able to write a treatise on the answer because there's so many different forums in which these events take place. But, this forum, the Senate Judiciary Committee, here's the question: Is the burden of proof on Dr. Ford, does she have to prove that it happened, or is the burden of proof on the nominee, Judge Kavanaugh? Does he have to prove that these things did not happen? (1:30)
On none of this being a criminal question: The criminal statute of limitations has expired. The civil statute of limitations has expired. The President is correct when he says Judge Kavanaugh has been examined by the FBI six times, once to work in the White House, three times to get various security clearances in the White House, once to become a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit where he now sits, the second highest in the land, and once for this nomination to the Supreme Court... People should not lose their jobs, their livelihood their reputation because of paint on their skin that won't come off when there was no basis for it going there. This paint sticks. He could be confirmed in two weeks and we'll be talking about this twenty years from now. (6:07)
On Democrats rallying to believe allegations quickly: They are rallying to this position. You will not hear a peep out the so-called moderates because Chuck Schumer has a lock on all of them. (10:24)