In her first press conference in 23 days, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Trump’s decision to mock Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
At Wednesday’s White House briefing, Fox News correspondent John Roberts asked Sanders if Trump helped his Supreme Court nominee by mocking an alleged sexual assault victim.
“I don’t think so,” she said. “The president is very confident in his nominee, as he has said time and time again.”
“The president was stating facts,” Sanders remarked defensively. “He was stating facts that were given during Dr. Ford’s testimony and the Senate has to make a decision based on those facts and whether or not they see Judge Kavanaugh to be qualified to hold the position on the Supreme Court.”
“Every single word Judge Kavanaugh has said has been picked apart, every single word!” Sanders said. “Second by second of his testimony has been picked apart. Yet, if anybody says anything about the accusations that have been thrown against him, that is totally off-limits and outrageous.”
“This entire process has been a disgrace and the only reason that it has been that way is that Senate Democrats circumvented the entire system and frankly they have undermined our entire judicial branch by the way that they have acted,” she added.
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