Pivotal Republican senators hit Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

It's just not right.

"I thought it was obviously insensitive and appalling, frankly".

Susan Collins, R-Maine, also took exception to Trump's remarks, telling reporters: "The president's comments were just plain wrong".

The president, at a rally in MS on Tuesday night, mocked Ford's responses to questions at a Senate hearing last week when she described her allegations about Kavanaugh.

Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, has sent a letter to Christine Ford's lawyers demanding that she immediately hand over evidence of the alleged sexual assault on her by Brett Kavanaugh. 'I don't know.' Where's the house? I don't know. I don't know. But I had one beer. "That's the only thing I remember, '" Trump said of Ford, as he impersonated her on stage.

"I don't remember", he said repeatedly.

President Trump continued his defense Tuesday of his Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, mocking one of Kavanaugh's accusers at a MS campaign rally.

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.

Besides Ford, two other women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while he was in high school or college.

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

On Tuesday, Republicans also released documents showing that a women who had alleged Kavanaugh took park in gangrapes in his youth had herself told a former boyfriend that she liked group sex.

Flake, who is retiring from the Senate, said last week he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, but then called for an expanded FBI investigation of the accusations, delaying the confirmation timetable. But the rally's start was slightly delayed until just after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement pushing back on the report and suggesting that the newspaper should apologize for its reporting.

The lawyers' concerns emerged amid reports that the FBI could wind up its investigation well before the deadline of this Friday.

"I don't know. I don't know", the president continued to laughter from his supporters lapping up every word.

The President's remarks also offered an opening to critics of the Kavanaugh nomination, including Democratic Sen.

"It's hard to believe what Judge Kavanaugh swore under oath", Schumer said.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat from Hawaii, said, "We're going to put a conspiracy theory believer on the court?"

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.

Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh groped her in a bedroom at a high school party and tried to undress her. Kavanaugh denied the accusation.

"During some of the time we were dating, Dr. Ford lived with Monica L. McLean, who I understood to be be her life-long best friend", the ex-boyfriend, whose name was redacted from the statement he gave to the Senate, wrote.

As the president accused the Democrats of having been attempting to destroy Kavanaugh since "the very first second he was announced", the crowd broke into chants of support for the Supreme Court nominee. Chuck Grassley repeated his request for notes from Ford's therapy sessions, details of her communications with The Washington Post and any recordings of her taking a lie detector test. "Call him what he is - a misogynist pig with no respect for women".

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