Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers said Wednesday that they won't give senators documents related to her sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh, but will provide them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation - if agents want to interview her about her allegation. The audience laughed as Trump, at times inaccurately, recounted what he described as holes in her testimony.
Swetnick did not identify Kavanaugh or Judge as one of her attackers.
"Oh, good. How'd you get home?"
"With all of that you can not say that we've done anything but be respectful, and I do".
He added: "How did you get there? That's the only thing I remember"'.
"It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation's most powerful judges". In Ludington's statement released Sunday he also mentions an altercation involving Kavanaugh: "On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man's face".
Sanders cribbed from Kellyanne Conway's script earlier in the day, insisting "the president was stating fact" though, in fairness, she stopped short of using Conway's gag that Ford has "been treated like a Fabergé egg by all of us, beginning with me and the president". Susan Collins, R-Maine, addressed Trump's comments in a brief talk with reporters camped outside her office. I respect her position very much.
Last week Mr Trump called Christine Blasey Ford a "compelling" witness. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? "He is a profile in cowardice", Michael Bromwich wrote on Twitter.
The Supreme Court began a new term this week without a full bench as it waits on the FBI to investigate sexual abuse allegations against nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
The agency has also spoken to a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, who has claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a Yale party when both were freshmen.
Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, both key votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, spoke out a day after Mr Trump's remarks at a MS rally.
All signs suggest Democratic women are energised by opposition to Mr Trump's presidency and the primary season yielded record numbers of female candidates. Voters will cast ballots in November 6 elections in which Democrats are trying to seize control of Congress from Trump's party.
"You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something - doesn't necessarily have to be a woman - but somebody could accuse you of something and you're automatically guilty". "Think of your sons".
Kavanaugh and Judge have also denied Swetnick's allegations. A man who had a brief extramarital affair with Swetnick said that she enjoyed group sex and suffered from psychological issues.
Flake, who is retiring from the Senate, said last week he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh, but then called for an expanded FBI investigation of the accusations, delaying the confirmation timetable.