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‘Finally a Republican with a Backbone’: Readers React to Kavanaugh’s Vow to Stand Strong

Nominee's comments that he won't be cowed by the 11th-hour slams against him elicit these responses

“Do not give up, sir — this is so evil,” said one person on social media this afternoon.

That was after reading that Judge Brett Kavanaugh (shown above, along with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California) has vehemently denied the latest allegations lodged against him — and that he is not backing down from his path toward the nation’s highest court.

“Prayers for you, young man,” wrote another.

“This attack on this honorable man and his family is absolutely despicable,” said still another.

On Monday, the nominee sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying, in part, that he would “not be intimidated into withdrawing” as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by the “grotesque and obvious character assassination” moves launched against him by Democrats, left-wing activists, and liberal media talking heads.

“There is now a frenzy to come up with something — anything — that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring,” he also wrote in a fiery letter made public late on Monday.

“These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse.”

Kavanaugh also vowed that “the coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed.”

He’s talking about the second accuser who has come forward as of a Sunday night New Yorker article, Deborah Ramirez, who is claiming sexual misconduct against him, along with other uncorroborated claims and allegations that he engaged in additional sexual misconduct years ago when he was a teenager in high school and college.

Here is more reaction from LifeZette readers on social media, in their own words, to Kavanaugh’s Monday afternoon stance:

“Fight back!”

“Good. Stay strong. We are with you and our president.”

“Brett Kavanaugh, I am very sorry to see you and your family go through this fiasco. Your statement that you will not be intimidated is inspiring. There are more Americans standing for you than the media will ever show. Thank you for the will to push ahead. You are exactly what the Supreme Court needs.”

“Good for you. Keep the faith. Don’t let Democrat lies keep you off the bench.”

“I’m so sorry this is happening to you and your family, but please hang in there. There are millions of Americans behind you.”

“Feel so sorry for him and his family. Republicans better stick together and confirm him!”

“Good! We need patriots to stand up and fight back now.”

“God bless this man.”

“I 100 percent support the Kavanaugh family. The attacks on him by Democrat operatives are appalling.”

“I wish he could know how many people are standing with him and praying for him and his family. ‘Having done all, stand and see the salvation of the Lord.'”

“Finally a Republican with a backbone.”

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