Pelosi: President Trump Is Trying to 'Break the #MeToo Movement'
Says Kavanaugh imitated Trump at Senate hearing.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that many women, including her own daughter, believe President Donald Trump is trying to "break the #MeToo movement."
Speaking at her weekly news conference, Pelosi was asked about Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where lawmakers heard from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
Pelosi said many women feel that the president and Republican lawmakers "don't care" what sexual assault victims have to say.
She said she's still hoping there will be a "divine intervention" to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
"This is so much bigger than politics or elections. It’s about America and who we are."
Pelosi asked why Senate Republicans refuse to pursue "appropriate vetting" of the accusations from Dr. Ford and others.
"They don't want to know," she said, arguing they showed "complete cowardice" by allowing an Arizona prosecutor to question Ford in their place.
A reporter asked her if she agrees with her daughter that the president is working against the #MeToo movement.
"Yes, I do," Pelosi answered, drawing similarities between Trump's temperament and Judge Kavanaugh's demeanor at the hearing.
"I think with the lack of temperament and lack of dignity in his presentation, that Judge Kavanaugh was doing an imitation of President Trump."