Republicans deplore Trump mocking Brett Kavanaugh accuser

John Hain

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders elicited a rapid response from reporters on Wednesday when she said that President Donald Trump's rally description of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegation against Brett Kavanaugh was Trump "stating the facts".

Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that "the president was stating the facts" at a MS rally Tuesday night.

Democrats have cheered on those opposing Judge Kavanaugh. She called it "a coordinated smear campaign".

One Republican senator was hounded at a restaurant, while police briefly shut down the hallway in front of another Republican's office Wednesday and reportedly started ferrying a senator in official police vehicles for her protection. Just days ago, he had praised her as "a very credible witness".

Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, on September 27, 2018.

Ford's attorneys, Debra Katz and Lisa Banks, said Wednesday they haven't heard back from the Federal Bureau of Investigation about scheduling an interview about Ford's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her decades ago.

Mr Flake called the president's comments "appalling", and Ms Collins said they were "just plain wrong".

That's put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine's Susan Collins and Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure.

Flake is one of a handful of moderate Republicans in the Senate whose votes could seal Kavanaugh's fate.

Trump's commentary has not been received well by Republican lawmakers, including Sen.

"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now. And right now, that's sort of where our focus needs to be", said Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has traded barbs with Trump and will retire at year's end.

Two Koreas begin removal of mines from Joint Security Area: ROK
But Trump, Pompeo and other USA officials have recently reported progress in denuclearization discussions with the North. They also reportedly dismantled propaganda, loudspeakers and some guard posts along the militarized border.

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota said after a GOP lunch meeting that senators were expected to get the report later in the afternoon.

"However, the tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides, " Kilmeade continued, referencing the previous week-and-a-half in which Trump had mostly refrained from attacking the nominee's multiple accusers.

Appearing before the committee last week, Ford, a research psychologist in northern California, drew on her own expertise to explain how the brain processed traumatic memories.

Kavanaugh, she said, deserves a vote as soon as possible.

The White House pushed back Monday by issuing statements from two other college friends of Kavanaugh, who contradicted Ludington.

The president seemed to suggest she did not know on what floor of the property the alleged attack had occurred, but Prof Ford told senators she remembered being pushed into a bedroom on the upstairs level.

It marked the sharpest criticism by Trump of Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month.

Fischer has said she intends to support Kavanaugh, but added, "We're going to see what the investigation brings, and let's get the vote". "Vote him up or down".

He raised questions about the drinking habits of Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Kavanaugh's beer drinking. Senators will then likely vote on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh to the court.

And health care records reportedly obtained surrounding the 2012 therapy sessions detail that Dr Ford worked from a home office, which Republicans say was the reason for the second door.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

I told Saudi king he wouldn't last without USA support
He further added, "we defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices". Would you say they're rich? King Salman but I said, 'King, we are protecting you.

Britain is preparing new proposal on Irish border: UK PM May
This was despite the Tory leader's team meticulously putting together a media plan to keep off the front pages. Hard-left Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, she said, would "outsource our conscience to the Kremlin".

Naby Keita: Liverpool midfielder in hospital with back injury
Liverpool take on Napoli in the Champions League this midweek following which they host Manchester City at Anfield next weekend. It remains very complicated but after the disappointment of Belgrade it gives us confidence".

Rockies Cubs NL Wild Card Game free live stream, watch
With the Cubs trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the eighth, Gore pinch-ran for Anthony Rizzo , who singled with two outs. There was a report earlier this year that the Cubs were considering moving on from Maddon after the 2019 season.

Venom: Tom Hardy Says His Favorite Scenes Aren't In The Film
At the moment, this classifies the film as "rotten", with a majority of the reviews being negative. That's a lot of footage to cut from a movie, especially if it's good.

Napoli v Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp dismisses Carlo Ancelotti praise as 'tactics'
Things start to go wrong at left back with Paul Konchesky who, as you probably already know, was a pretty awful footballer. Napoli came second in Serie A last season and are in the same position this campaign, six points behind leaders Juventus.

Colorado Rockies to meet Chicago Cubs in NL Wild Card Game
Walker Buehler was set to start for the Dodgers Monday, while German Marquez was slated to get the ball for the Rockies. Should they do that, the Cubs will have a great shot to keep their postseason going beyond just one game.

Trump Evaded Tax Through Fraud, Reaped Riches From Father
Its objective was to be a purchasing agent for Fred Trump's buildings, but it did not function in that manner, The Times said. When he was campaigning, Trump repeatedly boasted of his ability to turn a small loan from his father into his fortune.

'I know you're not thinking. You never do.'
Similarly to Vega, Collins was reproached with the president wagging his finger at her saying her actions were "not nice". But the president also tried to strike a lighter note, joking about his own bad reputation in the press.

Champions League: Mourinho’s Man United misfire in Valencia stalemate
The Argentinean was able to play a major role in the famous Hammers win at the weekend and his comments on the state of Manchester United were stunning in their bluntness.

Manchester United v Valencia
Valencia manager Marcelino García Toral spoke to the press ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash at Old Trafford. Alexis , meanwhile, has been a major disappointment at Manchester United , scoring just 3 times in 23 appearances.

Elon Musk Got $1.7 Billion Richer Today
Tesla is slated to report third-quarter production and delivery figures early this week. Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company.

Cardi B Arrested & Charged Over New York Strip Club Fight
The platinum rapper was charged after agreeing to meet with investigators at a Queens police station. Cardi B and Offset welcomed their first child together, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, back in July.

Le'Veon Bell To Report To Steelers Week 7
With Bell so far forfeiting $3.4 million of potential earnings this year and the Steelers skidding, the dispute has gotten ugly. In the coming weeks, they'll play the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both iPhone XS and XS Max are facing serious problem with 'charging'
The iPhone X has an Apple A11 Bionic Hexa-core 2.39 GHz CPU paired with 3GB of RAM and either 64GB or 256GB of internal storage. Within the ad were introduced to a world where anything viewed through the iPhones display instantly becomes larger than life.

Other news