At the campaign rally, Trump made fun of Ford, who has accused the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in the ’80s at a high school party, imitating her testimony before a Senate committee last week as the crowd around him laughed. Ford is one of three women who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. He has denied all the allegations against him.
Here’s how Massachusetts politicians are reacting to Trump’s ridicule of Ford.
Sen. Ed Markey
To my Republican colleagues: responding to Trump’s attacks with outrage and disgust is meaningless unless you are willing to stand up to him with action in the moments that matter. This entire process has been a disgrace. If you’re really appalled by it, vote no on #Kavanaugh. https://t.co/dxjcoi2269
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) October 3, 2018
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Last night, the President viciously mocked a sexual assault survivor. @SenateGOP will have to decide whether to stand up to this disgusting behavior or not. But @realDonaldTrump will never silence Dr. Ford, or take away her strength and courage. https://t.co/gVmnUdmZHZ
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 3, 2018
Rep. Jim McGovern
— Rep. Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) October 3, 2018
Rep. Joe Kennedy
The president of the United States mocked a survivor of sexual assault. Not one Republican Senator appears ‘appalled’ enough to act.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) October 3, 2018
Rep. Katherine Clark
— Katherine Clark (@KatherineClark) October 3, 2018