Trump lashes out at female protesters

Trump lashes out at female protesters

Trump lashes out at female protesters

Amid a national reckoning around gender roles and sexual consent, protesters have flooded the Capitol in recent days, with many women angrily addressing senators, some identifying themselves as sexual assault victims.

President Donald Trump began his Friday tweeting a conspiracy theory about people who've protested against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill.

As the Kavanaugh nomination has dragged out, protests - and direct lobbying - have grown.

An Astoria woman was thrust into the national spotlight last Friday when she confronted U.S. Sen.

President Trump accused billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros of planting two women in an elevator with Republican Sen. But Hatch was dismissive, telling a group of women survivors to "grow up" in a testy exchange Thursday near an elevator in the Capitol complex.

He also mentioned the prospect of Democrats seeking to impeach Kavanaugh, a move that has been discussed in progressive circles, but hasn't been seriously touted among Senate Democrats.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on September 28 to move forward with the nomination after agreeing to have the FBI investigate Ford's accusations, as well as those of Deborah Ramirez.

US-Hungarian business magnate Soros was a supporter of Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Moments later, Flake, much to the delight of his Democrat colleagues, called for a week's delay in Kavanaugh's vote to allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against him.

Placing himself firmly against the MeToo moment, he has warned that this process could lead to false accusations against men and mocked Ms Ford's emotional testimony. The Arizona senator last week called for the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation into Kavanaugh in light of the multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against him, which Kavanaugh denies. Senator Steve Daines of Montana announced Thursday night that he has a scheduling conflict: his daughter is getting married Saturday in the western state and he plans to attend. Trump marveled at the speed, saying "boy, did he fold up like a wet rag".

Trump suggested that the ordeal surrounding his nominee could boost Republicans in November's midterm elections.

"We as senators ought to be setting an example for civility, not encouraging incivility", Grassley said.

Ana Maria Archila, the woman who approached Flake in the elevator, responds to Trump's tweet.

Archila is the co-executive director of Make the Road New York and executive director of Make the Road Action Fund, according to her Twitter bio.

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