Donald Trump: Voters Are 'REALLY ANGRY' over Democrats Mistreating Brett Kavanaugh

John Hain

As lawmakers anticipated the report, expected as early as Wednesday evening, three moderate GOP senators who could decide the conservative jurist's fate rebuked President Donald Trump for mocking one accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, by mimicking her responses to questions at last week's dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

And the rally in Southaven, Miss., on Tuesday night, Trump went further.

Several people with information related to the allegations against Kavanaugh have said they have tried in vain to speak with the FBI, which is due to wrap up its investigation this week. She called it "a coordinated smear campaign".

Their reactions left Republicans concerned that Trump had complicated their effort to cement Kavanaugh's support in a chamber where the GOP holds a razor-thin 51-49 majority.

President Trump reiterated his support for Mr Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying he believed the Senate would approve the judge.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday called them bullies and said it's got to stop.

"There is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right". "I just say it's kind of appalling".

Collins, a Republican from ME, similarly condemned Trump's comments, telling CNN's Manu Raju they "were just plain wrong".

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris, who is on the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted that Ford "deserves better".

"The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides", said Brian Kilmeade, a host of Trump's preferred morning show Fox & Friends.

"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now".

Flake has clashed repeatedly with Trump over his behaviour and is retiring at year's end.

He said the pressure will be on Democrats in predominantly red states that Trump won in 2016, such as Sens. "Dr Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them".

Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT, said: "This vile, mocking attack on a credible, immensely powerfully eloquent survivor of sexual assault is a mark of disrespect and disregard not only for Dr Blasey Ford but the entire survivor community". By Monday, he was highlighting gaps in Ford's memory. "In fact, they basically refute what she has said or have never heard of such a party, didn't know anything about it - and in their subsequent Federal Bureau of Investigation interviews in the last 48 hours, they have confirmed that they do not know what she is talking about".

Charles "Chad" Ludington, a college friend of Kavanaugh's, has related the following story about a confrontation between a person who may or may not have been the band's lead singer after a concert in 1985, according to Bloomberg News.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders did not answer a question Wednesday about whether Trump wants the report made available to the public.

The president seemed to suggest she did not know on what floor of the property the alleged attack had occurred, but Prof Ford told senators she remembered being pushed into a bedroom on the upstairs level. "And a man's life is in tatters", he added. He added a vote for Hyde-Smith is a vote "for him". Deb Fischer of Nebraska, who is campaigning for a second Senate term.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee vote is now on pause pending an FBI investigation into Kavanaugh, this is probably the worst thing Trump could have done to help his case. Sen.

"They're toast if they vote 'no, ' and they should be", Graham said.

However, the White House seems to have limited the scope of the investigation, and a report on the FBI's findings is expected to be released before Friday.

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