President Trump’s Comments Fuel Kavanaugh Debate

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As the country waits to see if Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be their newest Supreme Court Justice, President Trump is standing firmly behind his nominee. Which now includes mocking the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh denies the accusations.

“How did you get home? I don’t remember. How did you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was that? I don’t know,” President Trump said Tuesday night.

Both democratic and even some republican senators unhappy with the comments.

“I don’t like what the president said last night. I’m the first person to say I want to hear from Dr. Ford. I thought she was handled respectfully. I thought Kavanaugh was treated like crap,” said Senator Lindsey Graham.

“It’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t done it,” said Senator Jeff Flake. Flake added the President’s comments would not affect his vote.

Wednesday the White House defended Trump’s comments. “Every single word, second by second of his testimony has been picked apart. Yet if anybody says anything about the accusations against him it’s totally off limits and outrageous. This entire process has been a disgrace,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to begin voting as soon as Friday.