“Boy, did he fold up like a wet rag, huh?” Trump said Thursday night at a rally in Minnesota.
Eight Democratic senators suggest that past FBI background checks on Kavanaugh include information about inappropriate behavior.
“ ‘Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it?’ ‘I don’t know. But I had one beer. That’s the only thing I remember,’ ” Trump said at a Mississippi rally, ridiculing Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
In a news conference, Trump said he is open to a “comprehensive investigation” but insisted that it must move quickly.
Investigators appear to not be pursuing allegations of Julie Swetnick, who claimed Kavanaugh was at parties where gang rapes occurred.
Two key Republicans suggested they would not vote to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court without more information on sexual misconduct allegations against him.
After dismay at Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, the president and his circle were buoyed by the high court nominee’s “incredible” performance.
The White House said the two men didn’t want to interfere with the hearing over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.
The president, accused of assault or harassment by more than a dozen women, places himself at the center of a roiling national debate.
The president faced rare booing from Republican lawmakers when he criticized Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who was not in the room.