Trump's Mocking Of Blasey Ford Adds Fuel To Kavanaugh Nomination Fire

Trump's Supreme Court nominee a step closer to Justice seat

Trump's Supreme Court nominee a step closer to Justice seat

The administration said internal White House deliberations need to remain secret.

The New York Times obtained a letter written by Kavanaugh in 1983 that appears to contract claims the Supreme Court nominee made during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Protesters are flooding the halls of Capitol Hill to confront lawmakers, showing up in restaurants where senators are dining and waiting for their planes to land at Washington's airport. Her names match exactly the names entered by Kavanaugh himself on his own calendar.

Openly mocking the same claims and saying they're perpetuated by "evil people" doesn't exactly inspire confidence that this is true.

"There is no chance in the world they're going to scare us out of doing our duty", he said.

The impassioned fight over whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has led to heightened security at the Capitol, with some senators using police escorts to shield them from protesters eager to confront them. Their votes will likely decide whether he is confirmed.

Ford and Kavanaugh were not interviewed. Ford said she "went out with" Garrett for a few months in high school.

He declined to comment further. Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, two activists opposed to Kavanaugh, approached Flake in an elevator last week, just after he announced that he meant to vote for him.

Senator Susan Collins of ME, another closely-watched Republican vote, also rebuked Trump for going after Ford, telling reporters on Capitol Hill: "The president's comments were just plain wrong".

On Tuesday, Mr Flake said he was "very troubled" by the tenor of Judge Kavanaugh's "partisan" testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

The president also poked fun at Ford's recollection of details about the episode, including how much she drank and where the party was located.

In the latest seven-day average in a survey of 4,057 USA adults, 41 percent of respondents opposed Kavanaugh, 33 percent supported him and 26 percent said they did not know.

"They're toast if they vote 'no, ' and they should be", Graham said.

Less than 24 hours before, Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at a rally Tuesday night amid chants of "we want Kavanaugh" from the crowd.

Flake, an Arizona Republican, has played a key role in Kavanaugh's confirmation process. He denies the accusation.

Last week, Trump called Ford a "very credible witness", but continuing his impression, he said, "What neighborhood was it in?"

The fact that Trump mocked Ford at a political rally was "not right", Flake told NBC's Today Show.

"It's possible that they have conflicting accounts, I hope that's not the case", Corker said.

"It's kind of appalling", Sen.

Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, later told The Washington Post that Trump's comments would not factor into his thinking on the nomination. "We expect the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn those facts over to the Senate and they can make a determination based on that", she said.

The developments came as Senate Democrats opened a new front in their objections to the investigations of Kavanaugh's conduct, suggesting in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, that past FBI background checks of Kavanaugh include evidence of inappropriate behavior, without disclosing specifics.

"I thought [Ford] was handled respectfully", Graham said regarding Christine Blasey Ford's testimony regarding an alleged sexual assault she said happened between Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge in high school in the early '80s.

She said the actions of her Republican committee members are "expressly prohibited" by the Violence Against Women Act.

On Tuesday, McConnell vowed to reporters that the Senate will vote by the end of the week.

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