Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

26 September, 2018, 18:55 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Brett Kavanaugh Faces New Accuser Who Says He Put His Penis in Her Face

Christine Blasey Ford has belatedly levied unsubstantiated claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh amid his Supreme Court confirmation process.

Linda Sarsour signals for quiet as activists opposed to President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate before being arrested, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

With the Senate Judiciary Committee still postponing a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation until Ford's last-minute accusations can be heard out, a number of witnesses named by Ford have stated that the alleged incident never actually took place.

Now a new woman has come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct at Yale.

Echoing President Trump, on the Senate floor Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., accused Democrats of playing dirty politics.

"The FBI must investigate ALL allegations", the California senator said.

But the way my Democratic colleagues have approached these allegations makes clear that the driving objective here is not truth, but politics.

There were no immediate indications that the emergence of a second accuser had fatally wounded Kavanaugh's prospects.

Mr Kavanaugh denied the story, calling it "a smear, plain and simple".

Senate Democrats will stop at nothing to prevent Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation.

"The people who knew me then know this did not happen, and have said so", the conservative judge said in a statement. I've never sexually assaulted anyone. "I've led a good life". "I know my lifelong record, and I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process", Kavanaugh maintains. Such underhanded tactics are not fair to Judge Kavanaugh, are not fair to the individuals in the stories, and are not fair to the American people.

Deborah Ramirez alleges Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party while they were freshmen students at Yale University.

"As with any witness who comes before the Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee can not hand over its constitutional duties to attorneys for outside witnesses", Mike Davis, Senator Grassley's top nominations counsel, wrote in an email exchange with Ms Ford's lawyers obtained by the Associated Press.

Democratic senators are expected to ask their own questions. Ford says she feared Kavanaugh might inadvertently kill her before she managed to get away.

On Kavanaugh, Trump stressed: "I am with him all the way". His nomination and the claims of sexual misconduct have stirred up women and liberal voters whose antipathy to Republicans has already been heightened by Trump's policies and his own fraught history of alleged sexual transgressions.

Wear black and walk out.

Senate Democrats also found out last week, and at least two of the four who knew reportedly started investigating the allegation to assess its credibility.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley wrangled with Ford's lawyers for the last week over the exact terms of her appearance.

This report contains reporting from The Associated Press and AFP.

"Allison Janney, star of CBS sitcom Mom, posted a photo to Twitter showing her wearing black with co-stars Anna Faris and Mimi Kennedy while posting with a "#BelieveWomen" sign. So far, no Republican senators have said they would vote against Kavanaugh.

During the interview, MacCallum presents Kavanaugh with an excerpt from an email from Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti. "She did not flag this for those Democrats".



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