Bill O’tReilly said Wednesday that he is confident that President Donald Trump is doing “a good job” with the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“Trump has done a good deal of the groundwork for his nomination,” O’Reillys remarks to Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy.
“I think he’s been in a position to get a nomination that has been in the works for several months,” he added.
O’ Reilly, a regular contributor to Fox, said he has spoken with the president about the nomination, and that the president told him, “It’s been a good process.”
Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, has denied the accusations and said he plans to nominate a new justice in his first 100 days in office.
O Reilly, who is in his 30s, said that he would be surprised if Trump didn’t nominate a woman for the court, but he is optimistic that the process will go smoothly.
“There’s no reason to doubt that he’ll get a great nominee,” OReilly said.
O&R’s O’Donnell said that the Senate Judiciary Committee has begun to process the nomination process, and will hold a confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh this week.
“It is my expectation that the Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh on Friday,” O>R said.
“We’ll see what happens in the Senate and hopefully by the time the Senate is done, there will be a vote.”
O’Rillys comments come amid a string of scandals involving sexual misconduct accusations against Trump, including the sexual assault allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Sen. Joe Biden (D) in the wake of the release of a video of him bragging about grabbing women by the genitals.
OReilly also addressed the ongoing fallout from the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D, MI) as well as the ongoing investigation into the resignation and subsequent termination of a House minority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
O<R on Wednesday also reported on the Senate’s effort to repeal Obamacare, saying the repeal effort will be “defunded.”
The Hill’s O&l;R reported on Tuesday that Senate Republicans are preparing to unveil a bill to repeal the ACA as early as this week and that they will include language to repeal Medicaid expansion and other health care provisions.
Oates also told O&rt;&#s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday he was not concerned that Trump would veto any of the GOP’s ObamaCare repeal bills, adding that he was more concerned with the GOP lawmakers who were already in Congress, which includes Sens.
Lindsey Graham (R, SC) and Mike Lee (R/UT), the only two Republican senators to vote against the repeal of ObamaCare.
Oreilly also said he would not be surprised to see Senate Democrats filibuster any of Trump’s proposed tax cuts.
“The Senate is going to try to get as much money out of this as they can, but I think they’re going to make sure that they keep some of it for the American people,” Oreillys said.