Sen. Angus King: 'Made Me Feel Sick' to Hear Trump Mock Ford

Deborah Ramirez also came forward and alleged that Kavanaugh when he was a student at Yale exposed himself to her at a party.
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Grassley on Thursday confirmed the committee had received the report.

It was shared in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday and will be sent to the Senate on Thursday.

Washington is holding its breath while the FBI investigates Brett Kavanaugh, US President Donald Trump's nomination to the Supreme Court bench. Any combination of two of them, combined with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, would be enough to put Judge Kavanaugh on the high court.

McConnell needs at least two of three undecided Republicans, assuming all Senate Democrats oppose Kavanaugh's nomination.

After filing a cloture petition, lawmakers must wait one legislative day before proceeding to a vote, according to Senate rules.

With it almost in hand, Mr. McConnell filed a motion to limit the debate, setting up a filibuster vote on Friday.

But Flake also said that the President's attack would not influence his vote.

Several people with information related to allegations against Kavanaugh told Reuters they had not heard from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, suggesting its report may be narrower than was desired by some of the lawmakers who demanded it just days ago. With Republicans clinging to a razor-thin 51-49 majority and five senators - including three Republicans - still vacillating, the conservative jurist's prospects of Senate confirmation remained murky and highly dependent on the file's contents, which are supposed to be kept secret. "He's pointing out factual inconsistencies".

Feminist author Jessica Valenti tweeted: "I don't have it in me to say something outraged about Trump mocking Dr Blasey Ford".

"Where's the house? I don't know!" 'I don't know.' Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? He said he disagreed with how Trump disparaged Ford, but, he added, "It can be worse".

"To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right".

Flake condemned Trump's remarks on Wednesday, calling them "kind of appalling".

"The president's comment were just plain wrong", said Sen. But while only 68 percent of Republicans responded that way in July, 80 percent did this week - an indicator that Kavanaugh's confirmation fight has energized the Republican base.

At a campaign rally in MS rally on Tuesday, the audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

An FBI investigation into the allegations leveled against Judge Kavanaugh is due to wrap up this week.

Mr. Shah continued: "With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court".

Despite the new FBI investigation, Democrats claim the White House imposed too many restrictions on its scope, which narrowed how thorough it could be.

Trump limited the investigation to no more than a week. "How did you get there?"

Republican committee members will look at the report one hour after her, and then Democrat members an hour after them.

Besides Trump, Senate Republicans also began to aim credibility questions at Ford.

Lindsey Graham Wednesday chided President Donald Trump for mocking the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. "I don't know", he said. But I can say that he lied under oath. "I don't know", Trump said on stage in Southhaven, Mississippi, mimicking and misrepresenting Ford's testimony.

A handful of Republicans and Democrats have not decided whether to support Kavanaugh.

Trump's mockery of Ford at a campaign rally on Tuesday night intensified political pressure on senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME as they consider how they will vote on Kavanaugh.

"The president was stating the facts" about the gaps in Ford's recollection of the alleged incident, Sanders said.

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