President Trump called Kavanaugh "an extraordinary person" and "a great talent." He also commented on Sen. Susan Collins' speech calling her "incredible."
Audible quotes from M1 departure — working on more shortly:
“I’m really looking forward to the vote. He will be a great justice to the Supreme Court.”
“I think he’s going to make us all very proud. I also feel very strongly that, in the end, the process, it was really unattractive, but the extra week was something that I think was really good.”
“A lot of very positive things happened in the last week. It didn’t look that way, but in the end that’s what happened.”
“It’s a very exciting time.”
“Anytime you have a chance to put a Supreme Court justice in position — and in this case, I think he’s going to be a great, great Supreme Court justice for many years — it’s a very exciting time.”
Q: Collins speech?
“I thought that Susan was incredible yesterday. You could see how hard she worked, how hard she was working, she didn’t stop. But I know for a fact because I spoke with her. She didn’t stop. And she gave an impassioned, beautiful speech yesterday and that was from the heart.”