Former Trump aide ringspun Cotton says he’ll back GOP over Kavanaugh vote

SANTA CLARA — Former Trump campaign chairman Robert Ring, who was forced out of his role in the Trump administration in 2019 after a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former staffer Olivia Munn, said Wednesday he will back the GOP over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Ring told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” that he is backing the Democrats to beat Republicans on the Supreme Court.

“I’m going to be a Republican, I’m not going to vote for the Democrat,” Ring said.

“I’m not a Republican.

I’m a Democrat.”

Ring said he’s not a Trump fan, but is more of a “Trump guy.”

“He’s been doing what he wants, he’s been getting his money,” Ring added.

“But the president has said he wants a conservative on the court.”

He said he would vote for Kavanaugh, whom he believes to be “an honorable person” and that he believes “he will do a good job.”

Ring also said that if the Senate Democrats were to win the Senate, he would support the nomination.

He said the GOP could still lose a Supreme Court seat in the midterms, but if they do not nominate someone else, the Democrats will pick the next president.

Ring’s comments came after Munn filed a sexual misconduct lawsuit against Ring in March, claiming that he had groped her at a San Francisco hotel.

Munn claimed Ring had kissed her without consent, kissed her on the lips and groped at her breasts.

Ring did not immediately respond to a request for comment.