“If Kavanaugh doesn’t make it, it all depends on the midterms,” said one of those sources.

“If they hold the Senate, OK, regroup, put somebody up next year or maybe end of this year.

“But if he [Kavanaugh] doesn’t make it and the Senate flips, I think it’s 4-4 for next two years.

“Politically, I think they would rather keep it 4-4 rather than put somebody acceptable on the court,” the source added. “He [Trump] needs to run on polarization and the court in 2020.”