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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.…