'I had one beer, right?': Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser's testimony

'I had one beer, right?': Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accuser's testimony

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations by Ford and Ramirez and those by a third woman, Julie Swetnick, who has alleged she was victimized at a party attended by Kavanaugh friends.

The FBI is expected to interview Judge Kavanaugh and some of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct - including Prof Ford, who testified last week to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ramirez alleged in an interview with The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm party when they were both freshmen at Yale University.

Regardless of what he did as a teenager, senators need to look at what Kavanaugh is saying now, Schumer argued.

He said of Kavanaugh: 'a man's life is in tatters.

Another member of the panel, Democratic Sen. She would not say if the remarks would affect her vote.

She lauded Trump and said to the crowd: 'Is he not the best president we have ever had?'

"We use the issues that people feel most passionate about", Warren said.

The FBI is investigating, lawmakers are sniping and the nation is watching.

Democrats offered harsher assessments. The Kavanaugh hearing crystallized what has become a central divide in American politics.

"With all of that you can not say that we've done anything but be respectful, and I do. It does not reflect a judicial temperament".

"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close".

Flake voted to approve Kavanaugh in the committee's vote on Friday that sent the nomination to the full Senate, but he also insisted the FBI investigate the sexual misconduct allegations. Ernst said Tuesday no information has come forward until now to prevent her from voting for Kavanaugh's confirmation.

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

She told CBS This Morning on Tuesday that California college professor Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh lacks corroboration. "But I had one beer that's the only thing I remember!" "I think that's the height of hypocrisy".

"Hopefully, as Mitch said, they'll have a vote by the end of the week, and it'll be a positive vote".

The White House noted that Mr Kavanaugh was not arrested or charged and questioned the incident's relevance.

"Get this: Judge Kavanaugh may have been accused of throwing some ice across a college bar in the mid-1980s", the majority leader said, feigning shock.

"Pretend I'm on the ballot", he added.

Republicans hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, with Vice President Mike Pence a potential tie-breaking vote, meaning they can only lose one vote on Kavanaugh's nomination.

"I'm not going to do a hypothetical, I really want to go with facts and that's why I pressed for a supplemental FBI investigation", she told reporters.

The anti-GOP efforts have included posting personal details such as senators' home addresses and cell phone numbers online. Democrats, Republicans, even the president.

Key Republican senators have called the White House in the last two days to make clear that they expect a fulsome investigation as the FBI reviews allegations against Kavanaugh. Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. He has previously sent two letters to the Senate committee indicating he does not recall events described by Ford.

"Mr. Judge completed his Federal Bureau of Investigation interview", attorney Barbara Van Gelder said in a statement. Leahy's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. The FBI is now investigating the allegations as part of a supplemental background probe of Kavanaugh.

On Monday nine of the 10 Democrat Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray with a list of 24 people they believe should be interviewed.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, walks with journalists as she departs the Republican policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Washington.

Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, said in a media statement the judge was not truthful during his Senate testimony last week about his drinking and that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker and a heavy drinker" at Yale who often got belligerent and aggressive when drunk. She said further that over a series of parties, she saw Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".

During his remarks, McConnell dowplayed those allegations.

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