‘Beneath Common Decency’: Chuck Schumer Demands Trump Apologize For Mocking Dr. Ford

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On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump mocked Christine Blasey Ford during a rally in Mississippi and on Wednesday, politicians wasted no time condemning the president’s words.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) called the performance “kind of appalling,” but the strongest condemnation came from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who delivered a speech on the floor on Wednesday.

In his remarks, Schumer called the president’s remarks “reprehensible, beneath the office of the president and beneath common decency.” He added, “President Trump owes Dr. Ford an immediate apology.”

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Later in his remarks, the New York lawmaker said “you don’t have to believe everything Dr. Ford said … to refrain from the nasty, vicious attacks — riddled with lies … and yet Donald Trump shows no restrain, no regulator. He is the prime of example of why the norms in America, regardless of politics, regardless of party are declining.”

The president’s attacks on Dr. Ford on Tuesday marked a turn in the way that he’s handled the situation. Previously, Trump was mostly silent on Ford’s allegations, opting instead to throw his weight behind Kavanaugh.

Schumer almost certainly won’t get the “immediate apology” that he asked for. Trump hasn’t really offered an apology since October of 2016 when the “Access Hollywood” tape that threatened to blow his presidency to pieces was first reported.

During his Wednesday speech on the floor, Schumer also criticized Republicans for being complicit through their silence on Trump’s rhetoric. And Schumer is going to need a few of them to cross the aisle and vote against their party if he has any hope of keeping Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court bench.

Republican Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine are the three lawmakers that Schumer will be eyeing as country-over-party politicians in the coming days as the upper chamber readies a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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Seymour Butts
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Seymour Butts

Democrats only call for decency when it suits them. Otherwise, they’re all closet Maxine Waters!

Seymour Butts
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Seymour Butts

Funny, I didn’t hear any rebuke of Maxine Waters from either Chuck U Schemer or Nancy Piglosi when Mad Maxine had her rant!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You can’t be civil with a scumbag like Trump.

banstan
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banstan

Let’s see how that attitude works out for you next month.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Riddle me this Chuck U. Shmuck. If it’s “common” then why do you lack any decency? Weasel.

Screwtape
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Screwtape

Hmm. I’m surprised that word doesn’t burn on his tongue. “Decency” like treating someone as “innocent until proven guilty”?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

At least he is calling for common decency. It’s a shame how deplorable things have become.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Him calling for decency? You are Fckd up!
He is the one causing the turmoil.

Otisamsonite
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Otisamsonite

Schemer is a desperate man, also obnoxious, and as corrupt as a pot of eight-day old collard greens.

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