The Washington Post reports:
Two senators considered crucial to the confirmation prospects of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh criticized President Trump on Wednesday for mocking the account of a woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault decades ago.
“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on NBC’s “Today” show. “To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right. It’s just not right. I wish he hadn’t of done it. It’s kind of appalling.”
About two hours later, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) also took exception to Trump’s remarks, telling reporters, “The president’s comments were just plain wrong.”
Sen. Angus King accused President Donald Trump of using Christine Blasey Ford as a “political rally punchline” after Trump mocked Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a campaign rally.
“It made me feel sort of sick. I don’t understand why he felt he had to do that,” King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with Democrats, said in an interview Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.”