Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford at campaign rally

Crowds line up for President Trump’s rally in Mississippi	 	 	 			Donald Trump

Crowds line up for President Trump’s rally in Mississippi Donald Trump

"We're in the midst of a manufacturing renaissance - something which nobody thought you'd hear", Trump said in a speech to the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention a day after celebrating the new North American trade deal. "But somebody could accuse you of something, and you're automatically guilty".

Mr Trump said it was a "very scary situation" to be "guilty until proven innocent". John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018.

President Trump reiterated his support for Mr Kavanaugh on Tuesday, saying he believed the Senate would approve the judge. However, the source could not confirm the reason Kavanaugh would not be teaching at the school in 2019 beyond the statement sent out by school officials that he could "no longer commit to teaching his course".

Other Democrats - and one key Republican, Sen.

Supreme Court nominations require Senate confirmation.

This is "a scary time", Trump said Tuesday.

Sitting Supreme Court Justices often teach courses affiliated with universities during the summer months. It really does. You could be somebody that was ideal your entire life, and somebody could accuse you of something.

"She's always had my back", Trump said.

In the report, Ms Ramirez, 53, claimed Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself "at a drunken dormitory party" where she alleged he "thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away".

"What neighbourhood was it in?"

"Where's the house? I don't know!" 'I don't know.' Upstairs, downstairs, where was it?

In his third rally in just four days, President Donald Trump on October 2 headed to Southaven, Mississippi, to stump for Republicans Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is seeking a retain her Senate seat in a special election, and Sen.

"A man's life is in tatters", he said. Kavanaugh vehemently denies the accusation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said the chamber will vote on Kavanaugh later this week, and the conservative jurist's fate is in the hands of a handful of undecided GOP and Democratic senators. "I wish he hadn't had done it", Flake told NBC's Savannah Guthrie on "Today", adding, "It's kind of appalling".

Senator Susan Collins of ME, another closely-watched Republican vote, also rebuked Trump for going after Ford, telling reporters on Capitol Hill: "The president's comments were just plain wrong".

Flake voted to approve Kavanaugh in the committee's vote on Friday that sent the nomination to the full Senate, but he also insisted the FBI investigate the sexual misconduct allegations.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll from September 23, just a week after the allegations were known, showed interest in the election among white men at 64 percent, higher than in 2010 when Republicans retook the House and 2014 when the GOP took control of the Senate.

"'What neighbourhood was it in?' I don't know". He pledged that the full Senate would begin voting on Kavanaugh's nomination this week.

"They destroy people", he said, referring to Democrats.

The FBI has already interviewed Mark Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh, as well as at least three other people with information about the allegations made by Ford and a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez. Ford has alleged that Judge was in the room when Kavanaugh assaulted her. Judge has previously denied any memory of such an incident.

We still don't know for sure how limited the probe will be - as late as Tuesday night, lawyers for Blasey Ford had sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation claiming she has not been contacted for an interview.

Ford, a California psychology professor, told the Senate that she is "100%" certain Kavanaugh was her attacker.

He says it's important that senators have a chance to ask directly about what the FBI investigated, what evidence they collected and who they interviewed.

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