Flake calls Trump's attack against Christine Blasey Ford 'appalling'

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Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins were among the lawmakers who took issue with comments Trump made regarding Christine Blasey Ford, a university professor from California who detailed her sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh at an extraordinary Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week.

McConnell said Democrats are intent simply on stopping Kavanaugh's nomination, no matter what it takes.

The F.B.I.is now looking into the allegations against Kavanaugh and is expected to wrap up its investigation this week.

Trump continued in a mock cross-examination of Ford: 'How did you get home? "'I don't remember,"' Trump said at the rally Tuesday in Southaven. "I got calls and emails and texts from women I never thought I'd hear from in this regard saying: 'Here's what happened to me when I was young, here's what happened to me 30 years ago'". I don't remember. Where was the place?

"Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, he did a awful thing to me". 'I don't know.' Where's the house?

Imitating Ford, he added, "But I had one beer - that's the only thing I remember".

Trump was speaking at the "Make America Great Again" rally in support of Mississippi's two incumbent United States senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker, both Republicans.

Lawyers for two women who accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct say they fear the FBI is not conducting a thorough investigation, as Republican leaders steer toward a decisive vote on the nomination this week. He also said that sexual assault survivors may be hindered from coming forward as a result. Bromwich said. "She is a remarkable profile in courage". "Well, I say that it's a very scary time for young men in America when you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of".

"It's kind of appalling", Sen.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation this week after each senator is given a report on the ongoing FBI investigation.

At the Senate, meanwhile, Republicans accused Democrats of doing everything in their power to delay a confirmation vote.

The president was in MS on Tuesday looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election that could tip the balance of the Senate.

Hyde-Smith was appointed this year to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran.

"It's hard to believe what Judge Kavanaugh swore under oath", Schumer said. "She's always had your back".

"A vote for Cindy's opponent, Mike Espy, is a vote for Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the legendary low-IQ Maxine Waters".

Ford admitted she hasn't always been sure of when specifically the alleged attack occurred, but said that establishing Judge's time of employment at the Safeway store would narrow the timeframe. The report said Kavanaugh, then a student at Yale University, threw ice at a man during an altercation at a New Haven bar. "These are really evil people". It comes as Democrats have questioned whether he has been forthright about his drinking habits in his youth.

McConnell mocked the questions from Democrats about Kavanaugh's drinking in high school and college. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who has yet to offer immediate public comment on Trump's comments.

The White House noted that Kavanaugh wasn't arrested or charged, and mocked the incident as irrelevant.

In the 2016 election, Trump won 53 percent of men compared with Hillary Clinton's 41 percent.

The nomination has become a politically explosive issue ahead of November 6 elections, when control of Congress is at stake.

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst said Tuesday that barring any new information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation she intends to vote to confirm.

Due to a special election to fill the seat that Hyde-Smith was appointed to earlier this year, both Senate seats in MS are up for re-election in the November 6 midterm election.

"We want Kavanaugh, we want Kavanaugh", the crowd chanted.

Asked about Graham's idea, Trump told reporters Tuesday that "certainly it's interesting".

Trump calls the new trade agreement USMCA, for U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement.

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