Brett Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Feared He Would 'Rape' Her

Brett Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Feared He Would 'Rape' Her

Brett Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Feared He Would 'Rape' Her

Dianne Feinstein, the panel's top Democrat, in the midst of her opening statement at Thursday's hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a sign of the partisan tension that has surrounded the hearing. Addressing Ford, the California Democrat said, "Before you get to your testimony - and the chairman chose not to do this - I think it's important to make sure you're properly introduced". Kavanaugh has denied the allegation - as well as another by Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party in college.

On September 26, Michael Avenatti released a sworn statement from Julie Swetnick, saying she witnessed abusive behaviour by Kavanaugh and Judge during high school parties in the early 1980s. "I'm going to see what's said".

Kavanaugh has denied both of the allegations.

"I can always be convinced", Trump said on the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring one of Kavanaugh's accusers. A vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday, senior Senate Republicans have said. "I tried to yell for help", Ford said, adding that Kavanaugh and a friend of his were "drunkenly laughing during the attack". He has said, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise". "My responsibility is to tell you the truth".

The Democratic senators will have free reign to ask questions.

While Trump has wondered if he was well-advised to choose Kavanaugh, he now believes that Republicans must fight back harder, mindful of the message it would send to his supporters if the GOP-controlled Senate can not help him get another conservative jurist on the high court.

"I'm sorry you brought up about the unsubstantiated allegations of other people", Grassley said.

Swetnick also claims in the statement she witnessed "efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".

He decried the "media circus" around the allegations against Mr Kavanaugh and said the nominee and Dr Ford had been through a bad couple of weeks since she leveled her accusation.

Ford went on to say that "Brett's assault on me drastically altered my life" but "I convinced myself that because Brett did not rape me, I should be able to move on and just pretend that it had never happened".

"It could take place Friday, or it could not".

He said his wife was "afraid" Trump would nominate Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and was "very conflicted" about whether she should come forward with her story.

The comment came during an hour-long press conference in which Trump looked ahead to Thursday's hearing featuring Kavanaugh and one of his three accusers.

So far, there's no corroborating evidence contemporaneous with the allegations, and therefore no way to weigh these declarations beyond he-said, she-said, they-said.

"I also witnessed Brett Kavanaugh behave as a "mean drunk" on many occasions at these parties", Swetnick said. But ever since she came out into the open with her claims, things have not been very favorable for her. That means that a handful of moderate Republican senators who have not announced whether or not they support Kavanaugh could determine his fate.

The New York Times said the information concerned "possible sexual misconduct" dating to the 1980s, when the 53-year-old Kavanaugh was in high school.

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