‘Kind of appalling’: Republican senators criticize Trump for mocking Christine Blasey Ford


While saying that youthful drinking should not condemn a person for life, Ludington said he was concerned about Kavanaugh's statements under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Last week, the Senate judiciary committee voted along party lines to advance Kavanaugh's nomination for the consideration of the full chamber.

"What neighbourhood was it in?" I don't know. Where's the house? "That's all I know".

The man who has been named as a witness to the alleged incident between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s has been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to his lawyer.

"Have a vote on the man", Conway said of Kavanaugh.

"There is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".

"I wish he hadn't done it".

"Mom a bad thing just happened, a person who I've never met said that I did things that were awful, and they're firing me from my job, mom, I don't know what to do, mom, what do I do?"

Key Republican Senator Susan Collins told reporters, "the president's comments were just plain wrong".

"With that being said, I'd like it to go quickly ..."

"The president's attacks on Dr. Blasey Ford last night were appalling".

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, also said he hears the report will come Wednesday.

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Conway did not respond directly when pressed about Trump mocking and imitating Ford during a Tuesday night campaign rally in front of thousands of supporters.

"Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, every single word., second by second of his testimony has been picked apart".

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's top Democrat, called Trump's comments "cruel", adding, "He sent a clear message to victims of sexual assault that they should not be believed".

He called Democrats who are against Kavanaugh "evil people" who want to "destroy people".

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh becomes emotional as he testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 27, 2018.

Kavanaugh's expected smooth sail to confirmation was rattled after Christine Blasey Ford and two other women publicly accused him of sexual misconduct in separate incidents in the 1980s.

"How many years ago was it?"

Whether that report will make its way into the public's hands is unclear.

And in a new twist, Conway did not hide that polling data showing support for Kavanaugh in competitive states is circulating throughout the West Wing. Mitchell, who specializes in sex crimes, told them she would never charge the Supreme Court nominee and reportedly said she wouldn't even seek a search warrant.

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

Democrats countered that brief delays in voting on Kavanaugh pale in comparison to Republicans refusing to consider former President Barack Obama's final Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, for most of 2016.

The senators have been in consultation with the White House about the scope of the investigation and were instrumental in the decision on the original list of four individuals the FBI would interview - a list that didn't include Ford or Kavanaugh.