Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake responded to President Donald Trump’s mocking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s during a Tuesday night campaign rally in a Wednesday morning appearance on “The Today Show.”
“Well, there is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive subject at a political rally is just not right … I wish he hadn’t have done it, and I just say it’s kind of appalling,” Flake said. Flake responded to an extended riff by Trump on Ford’s lack of memory about an alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the summer of 1982.
“How did you get home? 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? I don’t remember. Where’s the house? I don’t know…but I had one beer,” Trump said, imitating Ford’s lack of detail during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The video of Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at his rally. Remember, aides were initially surprised at his restraint on the matter. pic.twitter.com/p75xQrDeJD
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A sex crimes prosecutor commissioned by the Judiciary Committee wrote a memo to Senate Republicans saying that Ford’s allegation does not have the level of evidence needed to bring a prosecution.