Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday called them bullies and said it's got to stop. "This is a very hard time". Garrett's lawyer, William Sullivan, said Garrett has voluntarily co-operated with the FBI's reopened background check, but he declined to comment further.
The war over Kavanaugh's nomination has now descended into a lurid and toxic welter of charges and counter charges, with both sides selectively releasing documents and testimony aimed at exposing the two key principals as dishonest perjurers.
Trump said Democrats have been trying to "demolish, destroy and delay" Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court confirmation vote was delayed by the Senate last week while the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
But, he added, numerous other accusations endangering Kavanaugh's nomination amounted to "college kids acting like many college kids".
"While we are limited in what we can say about this background investigation in a public setting, we are compelled to state for the record that there is information in the second post that is not accurate", the Democrats wrote.
Ms Collins, a moderate Republican from ME, has not yet said whether she will vote for Judge Kavanaugh either.
Trump spoke to a capacity crowd at the 8,400-seat Landers Center, with people lining up more than 12 hours before the event began at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
The judge vehemently denies that.
"You could be somebody that was flawless their entire life and someone could accuse you of something", Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
"My whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty". Oh good. How did you get home? In addition, none of the people to whom she pointed as being at the party corroborates her.
"What neighborhood was it in?" "Where's the house? I don't know". 'I don't know.' Upstairs, downstairs, where was it? To each question, Trump-as-Ford answered, "I don't remember!" and finally "she" objects, "But I had one beer!"
A man identifying himself as Ford's former boyfriend said in the letter he saw Ford coach a friend on how to be less nervous during a polygraph examination. "And a man's life is in tatters".
A day after the hearing, Trump had called Ford "a very credible witness" who provided "very compelling" testimony.
"It's a damn sad situation, OK?"
"The energy we saw around Kavanaugh last week was truly inspiring".
"Think of your son, think of your husband!" Think of your husband, ' Trump said.
A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Trump's comments echoed a message his son, Donald Trump Jr., relayed in an interview that aired this week on DailyMailTV. "And right now, that's sort of where our focus needs to be", said Sen.
"I had one beer".
The idea that people in the US are wrongfully "guilty until proven innocent" is an idea that wasn't manifesting itself politically on the right until last week, GOP pollster Frank Luntz told The Washington Post. Liberals have backed charges from women who have disparaged Kavanaugh as a privileged, preppy, binge-drinking, belligerent who assaulted women and men in his school and college years and is therefore temperamentally unfit for the Supreme Court. If all the Democrats oppose Kavanaugh, Trump can not afford to lose the support of more than one Republican for his nominee, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tiebreaking vote.