Key GOP Senators Condemn Trump’s Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford

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"They destroy people, these are really evil people", he said.

Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor from California who accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her in 1982 when they were high school students, has not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, her attorneys said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Wednesday night to move forward with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Separately, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME told reporters, "The president's comments were just plain wrong", and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said they were "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable".

The FBI is now undertaking an investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, at the request of Democrats on the committee and a few Republicans in the Senate, including Sen.

Blumenthal told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "The Situation Room" that "The clarification of that tweet would require me to go into the FBI report, but what that tweet highlights very dramatically and directly is the need for a full investigation, and for the public to know what's in that investigation, which is why it should be made public and why the facts here are really so important". I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs - where was it? I don't know. But I had one beer. 'Where was the place?' I don't remember.

At a news conference on Monday, President Donald Trump decried what he described as "trauma" inflicted upon Kavanaugh, but nevertheless said he wants to see the FBI "do a very comprehensive investigation". "I just say it's kind of appalling", Flake said of Trump's comments.

Collins on Wednesday called Trump's scoffing at Ford "just plain wrong".

"I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that". "Wholly inappropriate and entirely unacceptable" chimed in Murkowski.

Trump drew laughs Tuesday with his rendition of how Ford answered questions at last week's hearing.

"Every single word Mr Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart ... yet if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that's totally off limits and outrageous".

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The Supreme Court began a new term this week without a full bench as it waits on the FBI to investigate sexual abuse allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

However, the White House seems to have limited the scope of the investigation, and a report on the FBI's findings is expected to be released before Friday.

"I remember when the nuclear option happened in, like, 2013, and it was worse than this", said Corker, who's set to retire later this year.

The FBI is expected to have over its report to lawmakers before they vote, but the report's findings are not meant to be made public.

Republicans now hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said he asked during a lunch meeting with other Republican senators if multiple copies could be made available, but it was unclear whether GOP leaders agreed to the request.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Ford's story hasn't been corroborated and people should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

On NBC's "Today" show Wednesday, Sen.

"It's possible that they have conflicting accounts, I hope that's not the case", Corker said.

But at his rally on Tuesday, the president dismissively imitated Ford's appearance on Capitol Hill in an effort to cast doubt on her testimony. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.

That claim was further called into question Tuesday after the New York Times published a copy of a letter written by Kavanaugh in 1983 where he warned his friends of the danger of eviction from a beachfront condo they had rented for the weekend.