Flake calls Trump's comments on Ford 'appalling'

Flake calls Trump's comments on Ford 'appalling'

US President Donald Trump drew strong criticism from both Republicans and Democrats after mocking Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexually assaulting her decades ago. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the chamber will vote on Kavanaugh later this week, and the conservative jurist's fate is in the hands of a handful of undecided GOP and Democratic senators.

On Tuesday, Mr Flake said he was "very troubled" by the tenor of Judge Kavanaugh's "partisan" testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. She said Ford has "been treated like a Faberge egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president".

"What neighbourhood was it in?"

"All I can tell you is I have not talked to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, I have not talked to the White House", Grassley told reporters Wednesday afternoon. I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?

"I don't have any problem stating facts, no", Sanders said, snarking, "I know that is something that you probably do have a problem with". Trump said. "And a man's life is in tatters! I wish he hadn't had done it".

"I think that it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of", Trump said Tuesday afternoon outside the White House.

Key Republican Senator Susan Collins told reporters, "the president's comments were just plain wrong".

The attack quickly drew scorn from critics, who said such mockery was part of the reason survivors of sexual assault are afraid to go public.

"The president's attacks on Dr. Blasey Ford last night were appalling". "Right now I would say, my sons", he replied.

In March, Flake told New Hampshire Republicans that someone needs to stop Trump in the 2020 presidential contest.

Flake is not the only one who isn't taking the president's comments well.

Senators will then vote on whether to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Three days earlier, Flake single-handedly delayed Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation proceedings by insisting on an FBI investigation as a condition for his support.

And if Trump and his supporters believe that there has been a monumental shift in recent years, as exemplified by the treatment of Kavanaugh, that suggests a disconnect with the realities of many men in America, including in MS, where he held his event. "Last night he chose to blow it", Kilmeade said on "Fox & Friends". Judge, Smyth and Keyser say they don't recall the incident described by Ford. Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh, not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing.

Democrats also bristled at Republican blame for delays in getting Judge Kavanaugh to the high court, saying that it was a Republican, Sen.

The senators have been in consultation with the White House about the scope of the investigation and were instrumental in the decision on the original list of four individuals the FBI would interview - a list that didn't include Ford or Kavanaugh. NBC News contacted all four: "One said they did not remember a Julie Swetnick, one was dead, and two did not respond", Mediaite reported.

Liberals have backed charges from women who have disparaged Kavanaugh as a privileged, preppy, binge-drinking, belligerent who assaulted women and men in his school and college years and is therefore temperamentally unfit for the Supreme Court. Voters will cast ballots in November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to seize control of Congress from Trump's party.

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