Washington, D.C.—Last night, President Donald Trump launched an outrageous attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi, mocking Dr. Blasey Ford for her allegations of a vicious, drunken sexual assault by Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement in response:
“Donald Trump’s loathsome attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will be remembered as one of the low points in a gutter presidency. The president and the GOP have debased this process from the beginning, vowing to ‘plow right through’ credible allegations of sexual assault, as Senate Majority Leader McConnell put it, to install an unfit, dishonest political operative on the Supreme Court. And now, the President of the United States has added a new, derisive chorus of laughs from his supporters to the ‘uproarious laughter’ accompanying the shocking assault recounted by Dr. Blasey Ford.
“If people want to know why women hesitate to report sexual assaults, they found their answer last night in Mississippi.”