One of the lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, condemned President Trump for his “vicious, vile and soulless attack" on his client during a rally Tuesday evening, after Trump cast doubt on Ford's credibility.
"A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford," Bromwich tweeted. "Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice."
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A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice. https://t.co/UJ0bGxV1EZ— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) October 3, 2018
Ford, who claims that Kavanaugh forced himself upon her at a party when the two were in high school in the 1980s, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, as did Kavanaugh. Although Ford recalled certain details of the assault, she could not remember details such as how she got to the party and who drove her home, among other things.
Bromwich was responding to comments Trump made at a rally with supporters in Southaven, Miss., Tuesday evening, where Trump called Ford’s credibility into question.
"How did you get home? I don’t remember. How did you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don't know," Trump said, to audience applause.
The FBI is conducting an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, but Ford has not yet been interviewed by the bureau. Her lawyers have expressed concern that the "FBI could conduct a thorough investigation of Dr. Ford’s allegations without interviewing her, Judge Kavanaugh," or other witnesses.
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The Senate is waiting to vote to confirm him until the FBI investigation concludes.