Trump's Mocking Of Blasey Ford Adds Fuel To Kavanaugh Nomination Fire

Trump's Mocking Of Blasey Ford Adds Fuel To Kavanaugh Nomination Fire

He has denied the allegations. They are joined by Sens.

On Wednesday night, McConnell filed cloture, calling for a vote to end debate on Kavanaugh on Friday, with a final vote possible as soon as Saturday, if Republicans clear the procedural hurdle.

The FBI has interviewed Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford said was in the bedroom where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Last week, the Senate judiciary committee voted along party lines to advance Kavanaugh's nomination for the consideration of the full chamber.

Republicans plan a careful choreography for reviewing the results of the FBI's background inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that includes restricting its distribution and inviting senators to a secure meeting room in the Capitol to view the report.

The bureau's investigation, ordered last week by President Trump, was created to look into allegations of sexual misconduct leveled at Kavanaugh, who has been accused by three women of separate alleged incidents.

Recent polls show a majority of women think the Senate should not confirm Kavanaugh. Their letter said, he "displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for election to the highest court of the land".

President Trump's comments were met with laughter and applause from the crowd.

As he flew aboard Air Force One to the MS rally, Trump was enraged by New York Times articles about Kavanaugh's high school and college years and alleging tax avoidance efforts by the president and his family, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

FILE - In this February 15, 2018, photo, Sen.

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About two hours after Flake's appearance, Collins also took exception to Trump's remarks, telling reporters, "The president's comments were just plain wrong". Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen.

"Arizona's Jeff Flake - who insisted on a weeklong delay in a confirmation vote so the FBI can have another investigation - called Trump's remarks" appalling".

Democrats wrote to Senate judiciary committee chair Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, challenging a Tuesday tweet by Republican aides saying prior investigations never found "a whiff of ANY issue - at all - related in any way to inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse".

The mad scramble to get Trump SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirmed has caused key members of the Senate GOP to drop their masks and expose their inner ghouls. 'How did you get there?' I don't remember. "That's the only thing I remember".

"I was a whip in the House for a long time, and my view always was no matter how disappointed you were, you might need the person you were most disappointed in tomorrow", he said. 'I don't know.' Where's the house? I don't know. I don't know! I don't know. I don't know.

But he also said: "I do not know if Brett attacked Christine Blasey Ford in high school or if he sexually humiliated Debbie in front of a group of people she thought were her friends".

"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit", Mr Kavanaugh testified. "And a man's life is in tatters", he added.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., with Sen.

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted that Ford "deserves better". - Twitter user @Dr_Dastardly, one of hundreds (thousands?) to tweet jokes about that "presidential alert " issued to smartphones across the United States Wednesday as a test of a Federal Emergency Management Agency system created to warn residents of national emergencies.

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