Conway Defends Trump Mockery: Blasey Ford Treated 'Like A Faberge Egg'


"I don't know, but I had one beer, that's the only thing I remember".

In his third rally in just four days, President Donald Trump on October 2 headed to Southaven, Mississippi, to stump for Republicans Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is seeking a retain her Senate seat in a special election, and Sen. "This is a very, very - this is a very hard time". 'Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know.

For some key Republican U.S. senators, no matter where they appeared in the country, newly emboldened protesters, mostly women, were there as well, after being credited with helping force at least a week's delay in the confirmation vote for Kavanaugh.

The president, who days ago said Ford's testimony was "very credible", ridiculed her memory to cheers in the audience, suggesting certain details she didn't recall were evidence that she wasn't telling the truth.

And the rally in Southaven, Miss., on Tuesday night, Trump went further. "That is a very, very hard standard", Trump said outside the White House.

"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".

Prof Ford's lawyer, Michael Bromwich, described Mr Trump's words as "a vicious, vile and soulless attack" on her.

A Harvard/Harris poll released Tuesday shows that while many Americans believe Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed before the Federal Bureau of Investigation concludes its seventh background check on the embattled judge, if the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe comes up empty, most Americans would like to see the Kavanaugh affair over and over quickly.

Besides Ford, two other women have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while he was in high school or college.

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Garrett's lawyer, William Sullivan, says Garrett has voluntarily cooperated with the FBI's reopened background check of Kavanaugh and has finished his interview.

Not so, argued Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, contending the Democrats are simply looking to "move the goalposts" to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Less than 24 hours before, Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford's testimony at a rally Tuesday night amid chants of "we want Kavanaugh" from the crowd. I don't remember. How many years ago was it?

Sen. Angus King, an independent who already has said he will not vote to confirm Kavanaugh, said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday that Trump's remarks made him, "feel sort of sick". Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh, not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing. I don't know. But I had one beer. That means if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh, Trump could not afford to have more than one Republican oppose his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote.

His response? It's "a very scary time for young men in America", because "you can be (found) guilty of something you may not be guilty of".

Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer also blasted Trump for the comments saying he owes Ford an immediate apology.

"I think, in this instance, in my opinion, we need to take steps to make sure the American people know what's in the report in its totality", Kennedy said. But he also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment".

This is "a scary time", Trump said Tuesday. "Like a baby", Trump said.

Questions about the scope of the FBI investigation emerged over the weekend amid reports that Senate Republicans were working with the White House to contain the number of witnesses and the allegations to be investigated.