Trump Mocks Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford at Mississippi Rally

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The fight over Kavanaugh's nomination comes against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault that has toppled a succession of powerful men.

"Think of your son, think of your husband", he said.

"My whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty. You can be somebody that was flawless your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something ... and you're automatically guilty".

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

Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the Kavanaugh drama, aides say, and sees it as key to the midterms.

Trump was egged on by his MS supporters, as he repeatedly made fun of Ford's testimony about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. specifically her claim that she only had one beer at the party where it allegedly took place.

The former boyfriend also said Ford neither mentioned Kavanaugh nor mentioned she was a victim of sexual misconduct during the time they were dating from about 1992 to 1998.

And finally, President Donald Trump was asked about what his message was to young men, in the face of these allegations against Kavanaugh.

Trump's comments were met with applause from the crowd. Cindy Hyde Smith (R-Miss.) at a Make America Great Again rally in Southaven, Miss., on October 2, 2018. The primary season yielded record numbers of female candidates.

This would potentially clear the way for a final Senate vote on his confirmation within days.

In his warning, Trump echoed some of his allies.

Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, said Kavanaugh has only been responding to Democratic attacks. I don't remember. How many years ago?

"It is inconceivable that the FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford's allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh, or the witnesses we have identified in our letters to you", the lawyers said in their letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.

"A man's life is shattered", the POTUS said of Kavanaugh, ho had denied all allegations.

Democrats, meanwhile, demanded that the White House divulge its instructions to the FBI in ordering the investigation, that the FBI's report be made public, and that the bureau's lead investigators brief senators about their their findings.

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, allegedly threw ice on another person "for some unknown reason" at a bar during his junior year at Yale University.

Trump touted Hyde-Smith's 100 percent voting record with his administration. "And this is the way that can do that", Zelizer said. "The Senate will vote on Judge Kavanaugh here, on this floor, this week", McConnell told the chamber. And 52 per cent of men believe Kavanagh has been treated unfairly, versus just 43 per cent of women. He also said that sexual assault survivors may be hindered from coming forward as a result.

Republicans now hold slim majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

"The one thing we're seeing across is the country is (Republicans) are really energized".

Garrett's lawyer, William Sullivan, says Garrett has voluntarily cooperated with the FBI's reopened background check of Kavanaugh and has finished his interview.

During the rally, Trump also slammed Democrats for trying to destroy Kavanaugh.

"I was talking to another senator today who mentioned that there had been some discussion about releasing them publicly since they're going to be selectively leaked anyway", Sen.

It isn't clear how Trump's mockery of the women will play politically.