The second segment of this morning’s episode of “Sandy Rios in the Morning” began with audio of President Donald Trump at a rally in Mississippi mocking Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s, pinning her to a bed, attempting to undress her, groping her, and covering her mouth when she tried to scream for help.
The video of Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony at his rally. Remember, aides were initially surprised at his restraint on the matter. pic.twitter.com/p75xQrDeJD
— andrew kaczynski? (@KFILE) October 3, 2018
Rios, the program’s host and the American Family Association’s governmental affairs director, responded to the audio by declaring that she believes that Blasey Ford “deserves mockery” because she is “the perpetrator.”
Rios then chided political figures who criticized Trump’s behavior, arguing that it was somehow justified.
“Some people think that it was wrong to mock Christine Ford. I did my share of it, too. I think she’s a liar and I think she deserves mockery. I think she is the perpetrator. I think the more I’m learning about her, the more dangerous I’m hearing that she is,” Rios said. “She’s not an innocent woman.”
Rios then proceeded to promote the conspiracy theory churning in right-wing media that argues that because of refuted allegations that Blasey Ford assisted a roommate in preparing for a polygraph test when she applied for federal jobs, Blasey Ford used her knowledge of polygraphy to somehow game her own test.