Flake says Trump’s mocking of Ford ‘appalling’

04 October, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
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Flake was instrumental in getting Trump last Friday to initiate an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge nominated by the president for a lifetime job on the top US court.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Donald Trump on Wednesday over his mockery of Christine Blasey Ford and her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Oh, good. How did you get home?

"What neighborhood was it in?" I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.

"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".

He said Kavanaugh - who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for 12 years and worked in the George W. Bush White House before that - clearly fits that description.

Flake told NBC's "Today" show that "there's no time and no place for remarks like that, that discuss something this sensitive at a political rally".

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But he added: "I never saw him passed out but I saw him quite drunk". "Right now I would say, my sons", he replied.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll from September 23, just a week after the allegations were known, showed interest in the election among white men at 64 percent, higher than in 2010 when Republicans retook the House and 2014 when the GOP took control of the Senate.

President Trump praised Judge Kavanaugh and mocked his accusers Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

And McConnell needs to make sure he has the votes of at least two of those three, assuming all Senate Democrats oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.

This raises the possibility of conservatives rallying around the Kavanaugh confirmation fight and cutting into the enthusiasm advantage among Democratic women, many of whom who were politically activated when Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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She said Mr Trump was "pointing out factual inconsistencies". The White House continues to refuse to answer.

A White House official told CNN that the White House has made it clear to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that agents are not limited in their expanded background search. Her attorneys are demanding one, along with interviews of nearly twenty other people, but Ford has already testified under oath. "How'd you get there?"

Trump said Democrats have been trying to "demolish, destroy and delay" Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court confirmation vote was delayed by the Senate last week while the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Voters will cast ballots in November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to seize control of Congress from Trump's party. "This is all part of the organized effort to delay, obstruct and intimidate, including those of us who will be voting this week".

"That Debbie Ramirez has provided twenty names to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that those people have not been contacted according to Debbie Ramirez's lawyers". Judge, identified by Ford as a witness to the alleged assault, has denied any memory of such an incident.

But he said they are not following up at all on Ramirez's account that Kavanaugh thrust his genitals in her face, forcing her to touch them without her consent, during an alcohol-fueled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.

Keyser's attorney, Howard Walsh, has confirmed that she was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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