Key Republicans condemn Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

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When I watched Brett and his wife being interviewed on Fox News on Monday, and when I watched Brett deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, I cringed. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the accusation. How did you get home? "I don't remember", he then parroted.

"How did you get there?" he said, reverting to interrogator. 'Where was the place?' I don't remember.

And Sen. Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, said on CNN's "New Day" that Trump's comments "made me feel sort of sick". 'Where's the house?' I don't know. 'I don't know.' Where's the house?

Mr. Schumer questioned the FBI's performance, saying he was "getting report after report" of people calling the Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line with complaints about Judge Kavanaugh but never getting calls back.

The laughter, cheers and applause from the crowd after Trump appeared to mock Ford's testimony suggested those in attendance agreed with the president's assessment that men are living with an increasing threat of being falsely accused of sexual assault. He also said that sexual assault survivors may be hindered from coming forward as a result. "He is a profile in cowardice", Michael Bromwich wrote on Twitter.

"It has not been in my plans to run for president, but I have not ruled it out", Flake said at the time. "It's kind of appalling". But he said the nomination would be over if it was revealed Kavanaugh had lied to the committee in his testimony. Two red state Democrats senators up for re-election in November, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, have also yet to take a position on Kavanaugh.

Another: When Trump complained on Twitter this summer about "many years of US foolishness and stupidity, " Kilmeade made an issue of it on the show.




Acosta wondered if she had "any problem defending" Trump's rally rant. "It's all just so frightful and depressing".

As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the November 6 midterm elections, Trump sought to rally his supporters behind Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to fill the seat of Thad Cochran, who retired in April. Chris McDaniel and the Democratic candidate, former U.S. Congressman Mike Espy.

President Trump spent parts of Tuesday telling reporters and then supporters in MS that America was no longer a safe place for young men. And a man's life is in tatters. "Would you really say "foolishness and stupidity" is a correct characterization?"

Trump himself has been accused of varying degrees of sexual harassment and assault by over 15 women.

As Sanders fielded questions about whether Trump has selective view of due process, April Ryan jumped in by pressing her about Trump's previous comments regarding the Central Park Five and Bill Clinton. But it raises questions about how such words will affect five senators - all moderates - whose votes on Kavanaugh will be decisive. Depending on how Republicans perform on November 6, the eyes of the nation could fall on a November 27 MS runoff in what could become an expensive and high-profile race to determine control of the Senate.

Speaking at a press briefing at the White House, Sanders argued that Trump was not making fun of the California psychology professor, who alleged that as a teenager Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held her down, put his hand over her mouth and tried to remove her clothing.

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