Donald Trump's mocking of Brett Kavanaugh's accuser 'appalling', Republican senators say
04 October, 2018, 08:23 | Author: Edward Snyder
He mockedFord's testimony, noting she said she could remember how many beers she consumed but couldn't remember details about where the house was where she says the assault happened or how she got home that night.
"What neighbourhood was it in?" 'I don't know. I don't know. "I don't know. Upstairs". "I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember", he stated inaccurately. "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. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said that ridiculing "something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".
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"I wish he hadn't done it", Flake added. I'm the first person to say, 'I want to hear from Dr. Ford.' I thought she was handled respectfully.
Collins told CNN's Manu Raju that the comments were "just plain wrong". But, he said in a press release, "If his nomination were to fall short, I would encourage President Trump to re-nominate Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court".
Besides Flake and Collins, RepublicanLisa Murkowski of Alaska and Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota have yet to declare their positions on Kavanaugh. Judge, Smyth and Keyser say they don't recall the incident described by Ford.
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Kavanaugh has denied the accusations by Ford, by Deborah Ramirez, who says he exposed himself to her during a college party, and by Julie Swetnick, who has alleged she was victimized at a party attended by Kavanaugh and his friends.
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Dr Ford sat for a polygraph lie detector test in August and answered questions about the alleged attack, which she passed. There are facts that she can not remember: "how she got home, how she got there, where the house was, what the date was". During his remarks on the Senate floor, he said his colleagues would receive the Federal Bureau of Investigation report Wednesday night instead of Thursday.
President Donald Trump has consistently backed Mr Kavanaugh, tweeting late on Wednesday that he was a "fine man".
The members called for bipartisan ground rules to be established for public discussion of the information provided by the FBI, adding it is critical the American people have confidence in the FBI's investigation.
Flake has previously said that his vote depends on the results of the FBI's investigation and has declined to speculate on whether he would be comfortable voting on Kavanaugh if the probe is not yet completed.
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-fuelled party when they were students at Yale University in the mid-1980s.
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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's office claiming that Kavanaugh was involved in a rape incident in the summer of 1985 in Newport, RI. They said the limitations could make it harder for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into other leads in their probe.
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