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Judge Brett Kavanaugh slammed the political “circus” and “national disgrace” surrounding his Supreme Court nomination process Thursday; getting visibly emotional while describing the impact on his family and friends.

Kavanaugh blasted the accusations against him as a “grotesque and coordinated character assassination” that will likely “dissuade competent and good people from all persuasions” from taking part in the political process.

“What comes around comes around. I am an optimistic guy. I always try to be on the sunrise side of the mountain, to be optimistic about the day that is coming,” Kavanaugh said. “But today I have to say that I fear for the future.”

“My name and my family have been permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations,” Kavanaugh added.

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