Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally
04 October, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Essie Rivera
"@realDonaldTrump is pathetic. Today, he lamented that it's a very scary time for men, and tonight he mocked Christine Blasey Ford in front of thousands of Americans in Mississippi. But now you're guilty until proven innocent", Trump said.
The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake.
The FBI is now investigating sexual assault allegations against the current federal appeals court judge. On critical issues over the past year, I've watched her vote to raise taxes on Missourians and oppose conservative judges including Judge Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. On top of not giving "s**t" about what people think about his support for President Trump's agenda, the formerly milquetoast Republican is now telling the GOP to not only support Kavanaugh but double-down on him during the midterms should the vote fail on the Senate floor.
Senator Jeff Flake, a moderate Republican who could be pivotal in the confirmation vote, raised fresh concerns about the judge's "partisan" tone at the Judiciary Committee hearing.
"I had one beer, that's all I remember", Trump said, mocking Ford. "Like a baby", Trump said.
"I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking and in downplaying the degree and frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth", Chad Ludington told reporters.
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Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years. Republicans plan to vote on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours later on Friday, though that could be postponed .
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She initially said she saw Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge spiking the punch at parties, making them much more complicit in whatever sexual misdeeds happened next.
"Your vote in this election will decide which party controls the United States Senate", Trump said. I don't know - but I had one beer.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said each senator will get a copy of the FBI's report on its investigation.
What the evidence shows us is that none of the witnesses provided by Dr. Ford can corroborate her story, or even basic events of the night in question.
The North Carolina State University professor, who said he had contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation with his information, indicated in a statement Sunday, September 30, that Kavanaugh was "belligerent and aggressive" when he drank. Trump said, characterizing Ford's testimony about her level of intoxication as a teenager when she says she was attacked at a small get-together in Montgomery County, Md., in the early 1980s.
He launched into a hypothetical riff about a young man who got a job at IBM or General Motors but is falsely accused of sexual assault.
The President's remarks also offered an opening to critics of the Kavanaugh nomination, including Democratic Sen. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that "the president is pointing out factual inconsistencies".
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She indirectly criticized Trump last week after he questioned why Ford didn't report her assault decades ago. Kavanaugh, testifying hours later, said he was "100 percent" certain that he was innocent of the accusation.
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The one witness whom Ford said was in the room when the alleged misconduct took place ( Mark Judge ) denies it happened. Since then, her lawyers and committee staff have been negotiating the conditions of her testimony.
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