WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has not yet weighed in on California-based professor Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Trump watched the hearing on a delay aboard Air Force One during a flight from New York to Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C., according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
The president did not respond to reporters’ shouted questions on the testimony while exiting the plane and ignored a separate round after he arrived on the White House’s South Lawn.
As of early Thursday afternoon, Trump also has withheld from sharing his thoughts on Twitter.
Ford told the Washington Post last week that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teenagers.
Ford shared her account of the alleged incident under oath Thursday.
“Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes,” Ford told the committee while fighting back tears. “He had a hard time because he was so drunk, and because I was wearing a one-piece bathing suit under my clothes. I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from screaming.”
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied Ford’s allegation as well as those levied by two other women after the professor came forward.
He is set to testify on Thursday as well.
While Trump has previously cast doubt on Ford’s claim, he told reporters during a press conference Wednesday that he could potentially change his stance based on Thursday’s hearing.
“Now it’s possible I’ll hear that, and I’ll say, ‘Hey, I’m changing my mind,’ ” Trump said. “That is possible.”