'This woman had no clue': Donald Trump mocks Brett Kavanaugh accusers

Ludington said Kavanaugh had mischaracterized the extent of his drinking at Yale. She argued that senators need more time to evaluate the FBI's findings.

"We are finally rebuilding our country, and we are doing it with American aluminum, American steel and with our great electrical contractors", he said. "That is the key question here".

The president warned about a risky and "damn sad situation" in the country where a man's life can be destroyed over accusations over misconduct and are assumed guilty instead of innocent. On the same day, he's also hailed Kavanaugh as a "fine man".

As soon as Trump mentioned Kavanaugh's name, the crowd in the arena began chanting, "We want Kavanaugh".

Democrats offered harsher assessments.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) denied that in a Senate floor speech Tuesday.

"Unfortunately, that was too accurate", Leahy said during an interview on MSNBC. "And when I see what's going on right now, it's scary". "It does not reflect a judicial temperament".

Meanwhile, Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court hangs in the balance. Investigators have already interviewed several people at the core of the allegations, including one of Kavanaugh's own accusers and personal friends from his time in high school and college. "These are really evil people".

It's not now clear whether the Republican leadership has secured enough votes to ensure Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation. "They are so in favor of Judge Kavanaugh", he said. "That is a very, very hard standard", Trump said outside the White House.

Flake, the Judiciary Committee member who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, leveled his criticism the morning after Trump drew laughs for his remarks at a political rally in Mississippi.

Pushing back on the Democratic attacks, Republicans said Kavanaugh had every right to be upset during the hearing.

When will the Senate vote on Kavanaugh?

In a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation published Tuesday after a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has no plans to interview Blasey, her lawyers said they have repeatedly attempted to make her available to investigators.

On Monday nine of the 10 Democrat Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray with a list of 24 people they believe should be interviewed. "We hope that this reporting is inaccurate".

The White House aides and allies said Tuesday that they remained optimistic Kavanaugh would be confirmed but frustrated with the delay on a vote.

Appearing at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, Flake said on Monday that he wants the FBI to conduct a "real investigation" and not one that "just gives us more cover". Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen.

As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the November 6 midterm election, Trump sought to rally his supporters behind GOP Sen.

"That finishes everything", Manchin said. Democrats, Republicans, even the president. The bureau has interviewed Mark Judge, one of Kavanaugh's close friends who Ford named as having direct knowledge of the alleged attack. He has previously said he doesn't recall the events recounted by Ford. Julie Swetnick made that assertion in a sworn statement and is represented by Michael Avenatti, who also represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her claim that Trump paid her for silence about an alleged 2006 affair.

Late last month, The New Yorker published a story in which Mr Kavanaugh's former classmate Deborah Ramirez claimed he exposed himself to others at a party in the early 1980s.

The senator said he is requesting the recordings because the committee has obtained a letter that "raises specific concerns" about the reliability of Ford's polygraph test. She said further that over a series of parties, she saw Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s".

During his remarks, McConnell dowplayed those allegations. The Washington-based conservative group, among the staunchest advocates for Kavanaugh's confirmation, said Tuesday it would spend $400,000 on a new ad.

McConnell said a "mudslide" has emerged since Ford's allegations first became public.

"I do think it brings up what's at stake in this election", Wicker said.

  • Leroy Wright