Trump tweet labels anti-Kavanaugh protesters as 'paid professionals'

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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a rally Tuesday Oct. 2 2018 in Southaven Miss

Just hours before the vote over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the embattled judge and repeated his belief that the judge's protesters are 'paid professionals'.

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Jeff Flake (R-AZ)-if this is the president was the kind of person and behavior they will be serving if they ultimately vote to confirm the historically unpopular Supreme Court nominee.

"The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad", he tweeted Friday. "Don't fall for it!"

He claimed, without evidence, that the signs protesters carried opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation were "professionally made" and paid for by Democratic donor George Soros.

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"Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capital Hill", Trump said Saturday on Twitter, misspelling the name of the area known as Capitol Hill.

Flake on Friday voted in favor of moving Kavanaugh's confirmation forward after indicating Thursday he was satisfied with the FBI's probe.

More than 300 people were arrested at the protests, including the comedian Amy Schumer, who is a second cousin of Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer, and model Emily Ratajkowski.

On Thursday, protesters swarmed into Capitol Hill and roamed the Senate hallways to lobby lawmakers who took turns in a secure basement room reviewing a single copy of a new Federal Bureau of Investigation background report on Kavanaugh.

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She said she believes Ford's allegations could have been investigated "thoroughly" without her having to come forward publicly. He also said Mr Trump had "stooped to new depths" in mocking the testimony of Mr Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford .

Among the women who have shared their stories of surviving sexual assault were two who accosted Sen.

On Thursday, several protesters who identified themselves as sexual assault survivors cornered Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah and asked why he was backing Kavanaugh.

"No one can pay for someone's lived experiences".

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