Kavanaugh Denies Second Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Kavanaugh Denies Second Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Kavanaugh Denies Second Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Deborah Ramirez, 53, says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale University around 1983-84, thrusting his genitals in her face and causing her to touch them without her consent, according to The New Yorker.

Kavanaugh has denied both allegations and plans to testify in a Thursday hearing on Capitol Hill to defend his name.

Politico added that Republicans viewed the revelation that Seidman is advising Ford as an indication that Democrats are attempting to ramp up her accusation to kill the Kavanaugh confirmation.

In the run-up to an appearance by Kavanaugh and his main accuser at a dramatic Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Trump called the accusations "totally political" and among "the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything".

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee".

Kavanaugh also wrote that he is the subject of a smear campaign that could have disastrous consequences for future public servants and high profile figures.

"We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it - and we did not". Despite revelations of Dr. Ford's identity, the Ranking Member and Dr. Ford's attorneys to date still have not publicly released a copy of the original version of the letter or shared it more broadly than the 21 members and senior staff of the Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and tried other actions, and other students identified him at that party, by name.

"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man", White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett's Supreme Court nomination was pending.

The White House and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denied an allegation Sunday made by a second woman accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior. That accusation, in a report by The New Yorker magazine, pushed the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats for further investigation.

The Guardian reports that the White House has continued to back Kavanaugh despite the second allegation, saying it is a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man". Ford's attorneys have said their client wants senators to ask the questions.

Not only did the New York Times fail to corroborate the story, but Ramirez was, at the time the story was being investigated and witnesses were being sought out, not certain Kavanaugh was the guilty party. Taylor Foy, a spokesman, complained that Democrats had "actively withheld information" from the Republicans until now.

Dr Ford agreed to testify on Thursday after a week-long standoff that saw her forced to leave her California home as she faced death threats and Mr Trump attacked her credibility.

"The other people who were alleged to be present have said they do not remember any such party".

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