Democrats from the Senate Judiciary Committee accused their Republican counterparts of disclosing confidential information regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh's previous FBI background checks, and in doing so, may have suggested that the investigation involved information related to "inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse".
Trump's mockery of Ford at a campaign rally on Tuesday night intensified political pressure on senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME as they consider how they will vote on Kavanaugh.
"I wish he hadn't done it", Mr Flake told NBC. I don't know. I don't remember. 'I don't remember.' Where is the place? "And I think there have been many occasions when you don't state the facts". I don't know. Where's the house?
Separately, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME told reporters, "The president's comments were just plain wrong", and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said they were "wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable".
Sahil Kapur, national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics.
"All of us need to keep in mind there's a few people that are on the fence right now".
"A man's life is in tatters", he said.
"In addition to the substance of these allegations, Judge Kavanaugh's comportment and testimony during the appointment process have cast further doubt on his fitness to serve on the Supreme Court", said the alumni letter. The FBI is now undertaking an investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, at the request of Democrats on the committee and a few Republicans in the Senate, including Sen. "And right now, that's sort of where our focus needs to be", said Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who has traded barbs with Trump and will retire at year's end.
McConnell doubles down on vow to vote on Kavanaugh 'this week'
Murkowski told reporters at the Capitol that "it's incumbent on all of us to listen to the information when it comes out". Susan Collins, another undecided Republican, was riding with Murkowski on an underground Senate train.
She and California's other Democratic senator, Dianne Feinstein, are vehement opponents of Judge Kavanaugh.
"So President Trump went through a factual rendition that I didn't particularly like and I would tell him "knock it off".
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sidestepped questions about President Trump's mockery of Christine Blasey Ford as key lawmakers reportedly expressed disgust with his campaign rally speech.
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. Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Manchin III.
Ramirez has said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they both attended Yale University.
Some Republican senators said at least a portion of the document should be available for public review.
'Guilty until proven innocent, that's very risky for our country, ' Trump said of Ford's testimony last week that Kavanaugh attempted to hold her down and remove her clothes in 1982, when they were both in high school. "Collins is having a lot of trouble - she can hardly leave her home". Scrutiny has been building this week on Kavanaugh, not only because of the accusations, but because of his testimony at that hearing.
Sen. Chris Coons, the Democrat from DE who worked with Republican Sen.
"They're toast if they vote 'no, ' and they should be", Graham said. Depending on how Republicans perform on November 6, the eyes of the nation could fall on a November 27 MS runoff in what could become an expensive and high-profile race to determine control of the Senate.