The role Democrats have played bringing California professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to light have been "absolutely appalling and disgusting," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday.
"They have made this a huge public circus, and frankly hurt two different families' lives that they will never be able to be the same, because of the way that they have operated this process," Sanders told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I think it's disgusting that they have exploited these individuals and their families for their own political purposes."
She also pointed out that in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ford said she had wanted to report her claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school a private matter.
"Because the Democrats wanted to play 11th-hour political games, they waited until the last minute," said Sanders.
It has been clear from the beginning that Kavanaugh wanted to tell his story, said Sanders, and to answer "hard questions, uncomfortable questions" because he has been consistent in his denials.
Kavanaugh on Monday night, during a Fox News interview with his wife sitting with him, insisted that he never sexually abused anyone during his high school years or ever.
"Democrats have been calling him guilty from day one before they ever even talked to him," said Sanders. "They sat through hours of hearings, never brought it up. Never talked to him in private meetings and waited until the last minute to start throwing out some outrageous allegations that have no corroboration, which I find really terrible."
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