CBS/AP October 6, 2018, 11:48 AM Melania Trump says Kavanaugh is "highly qualified" for the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has offered some supportive words for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ahead of a final Senate vote expected Saturday on his confirmation.

"I think he's highly qualified for the Supreme Court," she told reporters traveling with her in Egypt.

Speaking near the Great Sphinx, she said she's glad that both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, were heard.

Mrs. Trump was asked whether she believes Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault — an allegation he denies. She did not answer but said she is "against any kind of abuse or violence."

The first lady is wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa. She said her time on the continent so far has been "unforgettable" and "incredible."

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, October 6, 2018.

CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS

U.S. first lady Melania Trump visits the Pyramids in Cairo