Republicans and Democrats denounce Trump’s remarks on Christine Blasey Ford

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said, “I thought his comments were disgraceful and shows that he has no empathy for survivors of sexual violence. It was just another statement by our president to show that he doesn’t value women, and I really was disgusted.”

Some key Republicans have joined Democrats in calling out President Trump for mocking Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford.Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona criticized Trump on NBC Wednesday calling Trump’s remarks at a rally in Mississippi Tuesday “appalling.”

“There’s no time and no place for remarks like that,” Flake said Wednesday. “To discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right.”

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine also said Wednesday that “the president’s comments were just plain wrong.”

Another Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said, “I am taking everything into account. I think the president’s comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate and in my view unacceptable,” when asked how Trump’s actions would affect her vote.

Many Democrats also spoke out against Trump’s remarks on Ford Tuesday night.

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Dr. Ford is a profile in courage. She knew what she was up against when she came forward but spoke out because she felt it was her civic duty. She deserves better.

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said Trump “owes Dr. Ford an immediate apology.”Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said, “I thought his comments were disgraceful and shows that he has no empathy for survivors of sexual violence. It was just another statement by our president to show that he doesn’t value women, and I really was disgusted.”

RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, tweeted about how Trump’s mocking of Ford was not one of the ways to react to a sexual assault victim.

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