Santorum: Trump "Bowed To The Elite In Washington" With Kavanaugh Nomination


Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) told CNN's Chris Cuomo that President Donald Trump "bowed to the elite in Washington" by picking Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Santorum supported Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hardiman, also a Bush nominee, for the nomination.

"Donald Trump said he was going to energize the base with this pick. I don't think he did that. I think a lot of the folks in the base were really turned off to Brett Kavanaugh," he said.

"He is from Washington. He is the establishment pick. He was the Bush pick," the former Senator lamented.

Santorum also said the nomination of Kavanaugh won't excite people and will actually "rub a lot of people the wrong way."

"It just seems like Trump bowed to the elite in Washington, and I think that's going to rub a lot of people the wrong way," he said Monday night. "I don't think it's going to be a game changer, but I think it's not a 'Yeah, let's go get 'em!' moment for Trump."

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