Republican Sen. Jeff Flake blasts Trump’s ‘appalling’ digs at Kavanaugh ‘victim’

In an interview with Today on Wednesday morning, Republican Sen.


Three wavering Republican senators have lambasted President Donald Trump for mocking a woman who has claimed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s.

“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that”.

Flake, the third Republican swing vote, said there was “no time and no place for remarks like that”.

“To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. I’ll just say it’s kind of appalling”.

That’s put a pair of female Republican senators, Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, under excruciating pressure.

A campaign rally audience laughed as Mr Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s appearance before the US Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I don’t yet know the scale and scope of the investigation”, said. Sen.

“But I had one beer”.

“How did you get there? That’s the only thing I remember”, Mr Trump mocked. When Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, asked Ford what she could not forget about the assault, she replied: “Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter – the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense”. “She deserves better”, the California Democrat wrote on Twitter after Trump’s speech. He says senators will not be intimidated by the protesters opposed to Kavanaugh who have been confronting them in the hallways of the Capitol, at airports and at their homes. “They’ve been trying to destroy Judge Kavanaugh since the very first second he was announced because they know Judge Kavanaugh will follow the Constitution as written”. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Trump mocked Ford at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, listing what he described as holes in her account as his audience laughed.

Earlier in the day, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the President, offered a similar take. I mean, when you look at the polling we have on Ford and Kavanaugh over the last few weeks, Republican women are much closer to Republican men than they are to Democratic women.

The recent FBI interview with Gaudette came after President Donald Trump authorized the FBI to broaden the scope of the Kavanaugh investigation. Jeff Flake of Arizona said.

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Kavanaugh’s truthfulness to Congress – including how he represented his alcohol consumption – is also under the scanner, with a former Yale classmate on Monday accusing the judge of misleading lawmakers when he said he never experienced blackouts.

“The point is that we’ve come a long way, we’ve come a long way since-” Graham said.

A third accuser, Julie Swetnick, has yet to be interviewed, according to her attorney, Michael Avenatti.

In her testimony, Ford had said that she was “100 per cent sure” that Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her in 1982 when they were teenagers. Doctor Ford, I thought, was treated respectfully by Miss. “But it will be dependent on what comes back from the FBI”, Trump said Tuesday.


The Trump administration expects an Federal Bureau of Investigation report soon, perhaps as soon as Wednesday, one official told USA TODAY.

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