President Donald Trump continues to be…Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, the leader of this country decided to take another swipe at Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who is accusing supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, this time mocking her at a rally in Mississippi.
Video footage available from the rally held for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith shows the president mocking Ford for not being able to remember details about the night that Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her more than 30 years ago when they were both in high school.
“I had one beer!” the president taunted, before calling out the things that Ford couldn’t quite remember.
“What neighborhood was it in? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it? I don’t know. I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember,” he continued before taking a stand to defend his nominee once again. “And a man’s life is in tatters. A man’s life is shattered.”
“They destroy people, they want to destroy people,” Trump said. “These are really evil people.”
Here's the video of Trump mocking Ford and her allegations in front of thousands of people, including an imitation of her testimony pic.twitter.com/zr9HYFS84y
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 3, 2018
Needless to say, Trump’s conduct shocked many people, not least of all Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) who is a key swing vote on Kavanaugh’s fate as a potential justice.
“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that. To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t had done it,” Flake said on the Today show. “It’s kind of appalling.”
Watch @JeffFlake and @ChrisCoons’ full interview with @savannahguthrie about President Trump’s remarks about Dr. Ford at a rally last night, the Kavanaugh investigation and more. pic.twitter.com/u1dC1G45rB
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 3, 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted last Friday to recommend Kavnaugh’s nomination to the full Senate, with Flake acting as the swing vote.
However, in voting to move the bill to the floor, Flake also called for an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Republicans currently hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate, and Flake is one of the three Republicans—including Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine—that many are keeping an eye on when it comes to making the final decision about Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
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