Flake Reacts To Trump's Mockery Of Blasey Ford: 'It's Kind Of Appalling'

03 October, 2018, 15:40 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Trump reminds anti-Kavanaugh senators they are not angels

Christine Blasey Ford, a California college professor, has said Judge was in the room when a drunken Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.

Chad Ludington, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, has said Kavanaugh did not tell the truth about his drinking in his testimony Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Speaking Tuesday night at a rally in Southaven, Miss., Trump attacked the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford, who last week testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh drunkenly assaulted her during a high school party more than 30 years ago. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), said Tuesday that he expected the Federal Bureau of Investigation report to be released before Friday, but that he wasn't sure exactly when.

Kavanaugh strongly denies the accusation, but President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have instructed the FBI to investigate it and any other "credible allegations" against him. On Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona broke with his fellow Republicans and said that although he supported moving Kavanaugh's nomination out of the committee, he called for the FBI to investigate credible allegations against Kavanaugh.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll from September 23, just a week after the allegations were known, showed interest in the election among white men at 64 percent, higher than in 2010 when Republicans retook the House and 2014 when the GOP took control of the Senate.

"If a woman ever behaved that way - to me it was behavior that was not suitable for a person who would be a judge on any court, much less the Supreme Court of the United States", she said.

The activists behind the protests said they planned to keep up the effort as the FBI investigates accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in high school and college.

The judge vehemently denies that. They said it was "inconceivable" a probe could be completed without her input. He said Kavanaugh was "rightfully angry" about the accusations, and he added, "Who wouldn't be?" Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island told "Good Morning America" chief anchor George Stephanopoulos Tuesday.

He called the Democrats' new criticism that Kavanaugh allegedly threw a handful of ice at someone at a bar in the 1980s "insignificant".


Trump responded to a reporter's question on what his message is to young men in light of the Kavanaugh situation. "And we will be voting, this week, on the Kavanaugh nomination".

It's a very scary time to be you.

Judge, a conservative writer, was a friend and classmate of Kavanaugh's at Georgetown Preparatory School, a private, all-male Catholic school in North Bethesda, Maryland. I don't remember. Where was the place?

Rallies are being organized every day this week outside Collins' district office in Portland, Maine, said Amy Halsted, co-director of Maine's People's Alliance. But he also said the judge's interactions with members of the Judiciary Committee were "sharp and partisan and that concerns me". Trump's Republicans control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

An FBI investigation will reveal more details.

Asked who they were, he refused to elaborate: "I will save it for a book, like everybody else".

■ But The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the matter, took a more cautious tone, reporting that the White House had given the FBI permission to expand the investigation "at least slightly". Afterward, Mitchell told Republican senators in a memo that a "reasonable prosecutor" would not bring charges against Kavanaugh based exclusively on Ford's testimony.

Pushing back on the Democratic attacks, Republicans said Kavanaugh had every right to be upset during the hearing.

Several other women have accused Kavanaugh of various forms of sexual misconduct.

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