Donald Trump Mocked Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford During Rally


Ford said she didn't remember some details but that others were "seared into [her] memory". "This is a very hard time".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised Tuesday that a vote would happen on Kavanaugh's nomination by the end of the week regardless of what the FBI finds in its investigation into the allegations against the nominee. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed again on Tuesday to vote on the nomination by the end of the week, insisting that the results of the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry be kept private, for senators only to see.

Mark Judge, who has denied any wrongdoing, completed his interview with FBI agents as part of the reopened background investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, said his lawyer, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder.

A number of Kavanaugh's classmates have publicly said he misrepresented or lied about his drinking habits when he was in school, while he testified under oath in front of the Senate. The local newspaper said that the women in attendance detailed their own sexual assaults and urged Collins, who has become a key Republican in the confirmation battle, to oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.

At the same time, a backlash to that backlash has begun brewing in conservative circles.

Trump came to MS to try to avert an embarrassing loss in the Senate for Republicans in the deep-red state, throwing his weight behind incumbent Sen.

Flake had initially said he would vote for Kavanaugh after last week's hearings. The Arizona Republican was also confronted by women last week who claimed they were sexual assault survivors on Capitol Hill. He denies the accusation.

What did Mr Trump say?

"My whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty".

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Avenatti, who is considering a 2020 presidential bid as a Democrat, also took aim at Trump on Wednesday for his comments at the rally in Mississippi.

Trump, in an angry rant at a MS rally Tuesday night, stuck up for Kavanaugh against the sexual assault claims and openly mocked Blasey's Senate testimony. The audience in Southaven laughed as Trump mimicked Ford answering questions on her alleged sexual assault. 'I don't know.' What neighborhood was it? Downstairs? Where was it?' 'I don't know.

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe. Rep. Steve King of Iowa said "if Kavanaugh is not confirmed, every man is subject to seeing their life's work and their reputation destroyed by an unsubstantiated allegation." Sen.

He previously called her a "credible" witness. "We don't want to go on a witch hunt, do we?" While Flake said Kavanaugh deserves some leeway given what he and his family been through, he said, "We can't have this on the court". Trump said, reiterating a question Ford was asked by the committee.

"Think of your husbands".

On Twitter, Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for Ford, called Trump's remarks "a vicious, vile and soulless attack".

With the crowd laughing and cheering his impression of Ford, Trump then turned serious. "Like a baby", Trump said.

"I got boys and I got girls, and when I see what's going on right now - it's scary", Trump Jr. said. "That's the only thing I remember", he said, waving a finger in the air. Doesn't really matter what any of that means because the new crisis has just given Trump a surprise gift to brandish against the #MeToo moment.

"But we are united, as professors of law and scholars of judicial institutions, in believing that Judge Kavanaugh did not display the impartiality and judicial temperament requisite to sit on the highest court of our land".