Collins: Trump's Blasey Ford Mockery Was 'Just Plain Wrong'

Lead Drew Griffin reports Kavanaugh investigation live Jake Tapper_00003109

Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys rip into the FBI over its renewed Brett Kavanaugh investigation

Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, leveled his criticism the morning after Trump drew laughs for his remarks at a political rally in Mississippi.

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

"I mean, right now, I'd say my sons", Trump Jr. said in the interview. "Do you know how bad a fight has to be for the police to get called on a white guy at an Ivy League school in the '80s?!?" 'I don't remember.' Where is the place?

"I find that numerous voters we talk to aren't clear about this whole process, " Morial said. 'I don't know. I don't know. 'I don't know.' Where's the house?

Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, testified last week that she had never helped anyone prepare for a polygraph examination.

Chuck Grassley, the Republican chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, separately demanded in a letter to Ford's lawyers that they provide a range of materials to determine whether her allegations are credible.

Another member of the panel, Democratic Sen.

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, which recently launched a national get-out-the-vote campaign, said the group's opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation has already been a part of its messaging.

"Although we do not know the status of the investigation, we are not aware of the FBI affirmatively reaching out to any of those witnesses", Clune said in a tweeted statement. Kavanaugh has steadfastly denied all allegations against him, describing them as attacks by Democrats to derail his nomination. "I wish he hadn't have done it". "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here, on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber.Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, said a Friday vote on Kavanaugh would not give senators enough time to evaluate the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusations by Ford and Ramirez and those by a third woman, Julie Swetnick, who has alleged she was victimized at a party attended by Kavanaugh friends.

When Trump ordered the FBI investigation last week under pressure from a handful of Senate Republicans, he set a deadline of this Friday for the probe's completion.

"With all of that you can not say that we've done anything but be respectful, and I do". The New York Times on Tuesday published a handwritten letter by Kavanaugh instructing friends participating in an upcoming holiday rental to "warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us".

Trump's biggest supporter inside his family Donald Trump Jr played the same tune in an interview aired Monday: "I've got boys and I've got girls, and when I see what's going on right now, it's scary". "I respect her position very much", Trump said to reporters on Monday. He told reporters on Tuesday he thought Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation once the FBI finishes its investigation.

Trump expanded on the subject of the allegations against Kavanaugh by saying that the men of the nation are now under constant threat of false accusations.

Susan Collins of ME tells reporters that Trump's remarks about Christine Blasey (BLAH'-zee) Ford were "just plain wrong".

Ford's legal team told Fox News that Ford stands by her testimony.

McConnell mocked the questions from Democrats about Kavanaugh's drinking in high school and college.

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.

The FBI will also question Leland Keyser and P.J. Smyth, two people who Ford said were at the gathering of teenagers where Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her.

Latest News