White House defends Trump for mocking Ford
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is defending President Donald Trump's decision to mock the woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Sanders told reporters Wednesday at a rare White House briefing that: "The president was stating the facts" at a Mississippi rally Tuesday night.
Sanders is also blasting Democrats, accusing them of launching a "full scale assault on" Kavanaugh's integrity. She's calling it "a coordinated smear campaign."
Three wavering Republican senators have lambasted Trump for going after Christine Blasey Ford. Just last week, Trump had described her testimony as "very credible."
The FBI is conducting a revived background check into Ford's accusation, which Kavanaugh denies.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the chamber will vote on Kavanaugh's nomination later this week.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
City leaders aiming to make stricter penalties for stunt drivers
Parents say EBR transportation system had a bumpy ride for the first...
Water turned off at apartment building, management company unreachable
Iberville chlorine leak more dangerous than first thought; parish leaders lambaste plant...
Advocates for jailed juveniles protest possible relocation to Angola