Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump's 'appalling' digs at Kavanaugh 'victim'

03 October, 2018, 19:40 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Kavanaugh news Susan Collins Jeff Flake blast Trump’s comments about Christine Blasey Ford

"'I don't know.' 'But I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember, '" the president said in a mocking tone.

The footage angered netizens as the president's stance on Ford's testimony was contradictory to his assessment last week, when he claimed her testimony "was very compelling".

Trump said Tuesday night that Kavanaugh's "life is in tatters". That's a very, very hard standard.

"[Democrats] will not be satisfied unless they have brought down Judge Kavanaugh's nomination", McConnell said.

It was a striking change of tactic after the USA president had opted to show restraint towards Christine Blasey Ford, and called her a "very credible witness" during her Senate testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week. David Perdue of Georgia can be seen refusing to shake hands with Jennifer Addison-Epps, the president and co-executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, a liberal advocacy group.

Trump speaking at a rally in Southaven, Miss., on Tuesday night.

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

Ms Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, has not yet said whether she will vote for Judge Kavanaugh either.

The Senate has delayed a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh while the FBI conducts a background investigation into Blasey Ford's allegations. "But I eventually was able to get up the gumption with the help of some friends and get on the plane".

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a staunch ally of Trump throughout the confirmation process continued his defense Wednesday morning at the Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C.

Not so, argued Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, contending the Democrats are simply looking to "move the goalposts" to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Will the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh find anything?
His attorney, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, wouldn't say Tuesday when the interview concluded or what Judge was asked. McConnell mocked the questions from Democrats about Kavanaugh's drinking in high school and college.

The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also denied an accusation from Deborah Ramirez, a classmate at Yale, who said he exposed himself to her at a dorm party more than 25 years ago.

Kavanaugh denies the allegations and has accused Democrats of a political "hit". But NPR obtained a four-page affidavit from Hill in which she alleged years of harassment by Thomas and published the information, forcing the committee to hold an extraordinary second round of hearings to address those accusations.

"He has grossly mischaracterized his relationship with alcohol", Schumer said, characterizing Kavanaugh as someone who "tiptoes around the truth".

Trump said he believed Kavanaugh did not lie during his Judiciary Committee testimony about the extent of his drinking in high school and college.

"It is a very scary time for young men in America when you could be guilty of something you may not be guilty of", Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before boarding Marine One.

Ford alleged Judge was in the bedroom at a Maryland house in 1982 when she was pushed to a bed and Kavanaugh got on top of her. 'I don't know.' What neighborhood was it?

Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff.

"It's not fair to Judge Kavanaugh to string this matter along further", Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said.

"It's just basic memory functions, and also just the level of norepinephrine and epinephrine in the brain that. encodes memories into the hippocampus so that trauma-related experience is locked there [while] other memories just drift", Ford said.

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated.

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