Brit Hume said Tuesday on Fox News @ Night that President Trump has kept his distance from the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because he doesn't want to appear disrespectful to such a sensitive topic.

Christine Blasey Ford has said that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a party, when the two were in high school in the 1980s.

Late on Tuesday, Ford asked for a "full" FBI investigation before going in to a hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee about the alleged incident.

"The stench of bad faith, not necessarily on [Ford's] part but on the part of the Democrats on this, is so heavy that if you can't smell it you need to have your nose looked at," Hume said, adding he believes Trump feels the same way but does not want to say it and "inflame the #MeToo movement" ahead of the midterm elections.


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Hume said that he believes Senate Republicans will "move forward" beyond the scheduled hearing between Ford and Kavanaugh, because Ford had said she was ready to testify and was given time to prepare.

"The Democrats will scream bloody murder ... and that the FBI should be involved and all the rest of it," he added.

Hume also said that there have been many "bad mistakes" made in the media's coverage of the allegations.

He pointed to a correction in a New York Times article that said it misstated what Mark Judge, an alleged witness to the Kavanaugh incident, had said.

The article had first stated that Ford said Judge was in the room with her and Kavanaugh, and that Judge remembered the incident. It was later corrected that Judge said he did not remember any such incident.

"These are the kinds of mistakes that used to be firing offenses. Bad stuff."


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