Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Nikki Haley, the Trump administration’s Ambassador to the United Nations, appeared to break ranks with the president on the sexual assault accusations leveled by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump has posted on Twitter, casting his own doubts about Dr. Ford’s allegations.
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
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Ambassador Haley has chosen to contradict Trump on his tactics in trying to protect his right-wing nominee from the allegations, saying that people shouldn’t “second guess” Dr. Ford.
“Accusers go through a lot of trauma. Some handle it one way and some handle it another way. Regardless, It’s not something we want to do to blame the accuser or try and second-guess the accuser. We don’t know the situation she was going through 35 years ago. We don’t know the circumstances,” Haley told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Sounding like a woman with presidential ambitions of her own—if the Republican’s were to ever return to being a legitimate political party rather than the rubber stamp for President Trump and his radical conservative ideologues that they have become—Haley told Tapper that the Judicary Committee needs to eliminate politics from their decision making and listen to both Dr. Ford and the nominee.
“At the same time, I think the accused deserves to be heard,” Haley said of Kavanaugh. “I think that’s going to happen, which is great. The Senate has a huge responsibility here. They have to make sure it’s fair. They have to make sure it’s responsible. And they have to take the politics out,” she said to CNN.
You can watch a segment of Ambassador Nikki Haley’s appearance on CNN’s State of the Union in the video below.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 23, 2018
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