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GOP Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's 'appalling' mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's 'appalling' mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

At a rally later in Southaven, Mississippi, Mr Trump mocked last week's Senate testimony by Prof Christine Blasey Ford, without mentioning her by name.

Ford recently spoke out against Kavanaugh, whom she alleges sexually assaulted her when the two were teenagers, raising critical questions only days before the judge's confirmation vote was set to take place.

"What neighborhood was it in?" I don't know.' 'Upstairs?

"A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not", she said.

The president warned about a risky and "damn sad situation" in the country where a man's life can be destroyed over accusations over misconduct and are assumed guilty instead of innocent.

"It's just not right". On Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, Brian Kilmeade said Trump had been "laying low" prior to now but that he "blew it" with these new comments, adding, "I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that", per Mediaite.

"I'm not on the ballot, but in a certain way I am", he said.

In a Los Angeles Times story - one of many that have described the president's love of the show, and the co-hosts' reciprocal fondness for the president - Kilmeade argued that he has taken Trump to task many times.

The prosecutor joined a private meeting with all Senate Republicans on Thursday after the hearing, where she told the senators that after the eight hours of testimony she heard, she would not have prosecuted Kavanaugh for assault, according to two officials familiar with her remarks.

Their reactions left Republicans concerned that Trump had complicated their effort to cement Kavanaugh's support in a chamber where the GOP holds a razor-thin 51-49 majority. Susan Collins, another potential Republican swing vote.




President Donald Trump: "Thirty-six years ago, this happened".

Graham, an ardent supporter of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, has been one of the Senate Judiciary Committee's fiercest proclaimers of his innocent against Ford's sexual assault allegations.

Almost three weeks after allegations of sexual misconduct were first publicly made against Judge Kavanaugh, the accusations have yet to be corroborated by any witnesses.

Trump ordered the FBI investigation last Friday, limiting its duration to no more than a week.

In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Trump did not back away from his rally comments, instead attacking Kavanaugh's Democratic critics. Writing in all capital letters, Trump said when he goes to political rallies, which are organized by Republicans, he sees that voters are angry at the "vicious and despicable" way Democrats are treating his nominee.

They also have to confront a wave of Republican retirements, as well as the president's sagging approval ratings and the tide of controversy around his White House.

White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway also defended the president. There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was".

Trump said Democrats have been trying to "demolish, destroy and delay" Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court confirmation vote was delayed by the Senate last week while the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

The Kavanaugh confirmation battle comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

The message from Mr Trump and his allies looks to channel the frustration and anxieties of the party's core voters - white men - just weeks before an election.

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