Key Republicans hit out at Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser - Ireland

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Before the crowd Tuesday night in Southaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she had gotten to the high school party where she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

At a rally in MS on Tuesday night, Trump delivered an impression of Ford's testimony before Congress, mocking her for not remembering details about the night she claims she was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh.

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism from fellow Republicans after he mocked a woman who says she was assaulted by his Supreme Court nominee. "I don't know. I don't know", Trump sneered, deriding Ford's testimony before the Senate, which was widely viewed as compelling and forthright-in stark constrast to Kavanaugh's enraged, evasive, and lie-filled performance.

Ford said she didn't remember some details but that others were "seared into [her] memory".

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) called Trump's comments "wholly inappropriate", whereas Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) said they were "just plain wrong". 'I don't remember.' Where is the place?

The audience laughed as the president said: "Thirty-six years ago this happened: I had one beer!"

The video of Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at his rally.

"What neighbourhood was it in?" Nope! It was one beer. "And a man's life is in tatters", he added. "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".

"I think my friend Jeff Flake did something really positive", Coons said. "He is a profile in cowardice". They've exploited Dr. Ford, they're exploiting all of the women that have come out to make any type of accusation.

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Kavanaugh angrily denied the charges hours later and accused Democrats of orchestrating a "political hit" against him. Flake has said Kavanaugh's nomination would end if the FBI investigation found he had lied in his Senate testimony.

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The White House noted that Kavanaugh wasn't arrested or charged and questioned the incident's relevance. Dianne Feinstein , D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the committee, agreed.

"So President Trump went through a factual rendition, that I didn't particularly like, and I would tell him to knock it off".

"There's no time and no place for remarks like that", Flake said in an interview with NBC News early Wednesday.

According to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the White House will receive the report, which it will then give to the committee. That means that if all Democrats vote against confirming Mr Kavanaugh, Republicans can only afford one defection - since in a tie, Vice-President Mike Pence would get the casting vote.

In contrast to the president's enthusiasm, a coalition of US Christian churches with 40 million worshippers has urged Mr Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination.

Raj Shah, the principal deputy press secretary for the White House, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation report is now "being transmitted to the Senate".

CHANG: How have either of those two women responded to Trump's comments from last night?

With Republicans holding a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, the loss of any two of their senators would doom Kavanaugh.

The FBI is nearing completion of its expanded investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanagh. The full Senate can vote to allow a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination (yes, you read that right) on Friday.

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile set in motion a process created to lead to a procedural vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Friday, that would possibly lead to a final vote as early as the following day.

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