Fox News Host, Key GOP Senators Slam Trump for Mocking Kavanaugh Accuser

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Landers Centre Arena in Southaven, Miss. Oct. 2, 2018.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Landers Centre Arena in Southaven, Miss. Oct. 2, 2018.Credit: Evan Vucci,AP

Fox New host Brian Kilmeade criticized U.S. President Trump wednesday morning for mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. 

“The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides. Last night he chose to blow it," Kilmeade said on "Fox & Friends."

"I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that.” Kilmeade added that the FBI could be finishing its investigation that very day.

Key Republican Senator Susan Collins told reporters, "the president’s comments were just plain wrong." Arizona Republican Jeff Flake, who called for the FBI investigation, also denounced Trump's comments as "kind of appalling."

Trump on Tuesday mocked Ford's testimony at a rally in Mississippi — a move that drew laughter and applause from the crowd.

"How did you get home?" Trump said, imitating Ford's testimony. "I don't remember. How'd you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know."

"What neighborhood was it in?" he continued, as the crowd cheered. "I don't know. Where's the house?' I don't know. Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?' I don't know, but I had one beer. That's the only thing I remember."

FBI report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that each U.S. senator would get a copy of the FBI report on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell repeated that he expected a vote this week in the full Senate on President Donald Trump's nominee, a conservative federal appeals court judge.

"What I can tell you with certainty is we'll have an FBI report this week and we'll have a vote this week," McConnell told reporters at the Capitol.

He would not elaborate on whether the vote would be procedural or a vote to confirm Kavanaugh but said he would fight any Democratic attempts to delay it.

The top Senate Democrat, Chuck Schumer, said Democrats would ask only for adequate time to review results of the FBI report before they vote.

He dismissed accusations that Democrats were trying to delay the vote, noting that it was moderate Republicans in the Senate who slowed the Kavanaugh confirmation process in the past week.

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