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Monday, September 24, 2018

Republicans Airbrush Trump Smears Of Christine Ford

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Trump’s most recent attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has Republicans trying hard not to let Trump make them look bad — even as they plot to ram Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination through after a sham hearing.

Trump attacked Ford on Friday, suggesting she is lying about being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh because she did not report it at the time.

Almost immediately, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) claimed to be “appalled” by Trump’s smear. But in the same breath, Collins said she was “not sure” of Ford’s allegation against Kavanaugh.

Several other Republicans made a similar feint on Sunday morning — mildly disagreeing with Trump’s attack, but still casting doubt on Ford’s credibility.…

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Fox Poll: More Americans Believe Ford Than Kavanaugh

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The confirmation of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is in greater jeopardy than ever, given that more Americans believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her than believe Kavanaugh’s denial.

According to a new Fox News poll, 36 percent of registered voters believe Ford’s account of Kavanaugh trying to rape her, versus only 30 percent who believe Kavanaugh’s denials, and 34 percent who say they don’t know.

The gap is even wider among likely voters, with 39 percent believing Ford, and 32 percent believing Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh’s yawning credibility gap compared to Ford could become even wider once Americans have had a chance to hear Ford’s harrowing account in an open, televised setting.…

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McConnell Told Trump To Stop Tweeting About Ford

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday called Donald Trump to tell him his tweets about Christine Blasey Ford were not helping Republicans’ efforts to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice, CNN reports.

Trump on Friday tweeted that Ford—who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when she was 15—would have “immediately” gone to the police if the attack “was as bad as she says.”



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