Key lawmakers rebuke Trump for mocking accuser | 2018-10-05 |

Sexual Assault by Kavanaugh

Key lawmakers rebuke Trump for mocking accuser

    5 October, 2018 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: Three Republican senators key to Brett Kavanaugh’s approval to the US Supreme Court blasted President Donald Trump Wednesday for mocking the woman accusing his nominee of sexual assault, as he played to a crowd of thousands at a political rally, reports AFP.

The controversy over Kavanaugh’s nomination—which could be put to a final vote in the Senate as early as Saturday—comes ahead of November congressional elections in which Trump’s Republican Party will battle to keep control of Congress. 

Still undecided on backing the conservative judge—whose appointment to the crucial, lifelong post has fuelled a bitter partisan clash—Senator Susan Collins weighed in to denounce the president’s comments ridiculing Christine Blasey Ford as “just plain wrong.”

Senator Lisa Murkowski called Trump’s speech “wholly inappropriate” and “unacceptable” while Senator Jeff Flake, the third Republican swing vote, said there was “no time and no place for remarks like that.”

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