Trump calls Kavanaugh testimony powerful, calls for Senate vote
President Donald Trump (AFP / MANDEL NGAN)

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his full backing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, praising as powerful his testimony in a Senate hearing denying a university professor’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago.

“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting,” Trump said in Twitter post.

“The Senate must vote!,” he added.

Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Lisa Lambert