RNC Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser for Working ‘Toward Human Rights’

Pauline Gross
September 24, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman.

In this new story, written by Ronan Farrow, a woman named Deborah Ramirez claims Kavanaugh put his exposed penis in her face at a dorm party during their freshman year at Yale sometime between 1983 and '84.

Kavanaugh said in a statement, "This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".

The White House is standing behind the president's nominee, saying this is the latest claim in a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

It had seemed assured before Ford, a 51-year-old California college professor, went public a week ago with her allegation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.

The lawyer for a woman who Brett Kavanaugh's accuser has said attended the 1980s party at which he allegedly molested her has told Senate Republican investigators that the woman doesn't recall such a gathering or know the Supreme Court nominee.

When she first told a US lawmaker her harrowing allegation of a 1982 high-school sexual assault at the hands of a prep-school kid now poised to become one of America's most powerful judges, she was just an anonymous psychology professor in California - and wanted to stay that way. Earlier Saturday, Ford conditionally agreed to testify before the committee next week, though her attorneys indicated that several details surrounding her appearance were still being negotiated.

Ramirez has called on the FBI to investigate her claims, as have Democratic Senate lawmakers - who first learned about the accusations last week, along with Senior Republican staffers.

We are not going to turn over to the other side how many witnesses to call. "It should be fully investigated", Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono told the magazine.

One classmate who Ramirez said egged on Kavanaugh denied any memory of the party, according to the magazine.

Details on exactly under what conditions Christine Blasey Ford will tell her story are still being worked out.

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Stay tuned for more drama - in which the Hollywood crowd will certainly continue to take part. Raped by a friend". "I was appalled by the president's tweet", she told United States media.

Kavanaugh has denied both accusations, as has The White House, which continues to support his Supreme Court nomination. Presumably, they will "plow right through" anything Ford says.

Senior Republican staffers have likewise learned of the allegation and expressed concern about its impact on the nomination, The New Yorker added.

"Dr. Ford accepts the Committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week", says the letter, which is signed by Ford's lawyers Lisa Banks and Debra Katz.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is pictured answering questions during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.

The White House has called Kavanaugh's character and legal qualifications impeccable. "She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge".

The allegation against Kavanaugh presented a clear problem for Feinstein.

"After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections..." The GOP is facing enormous pressure from its base of conservative leaders and voters to swiftly approve Kavanaugh, who would become the second of President Donald Trump's nominees to sit on the nation's highest court, before the November 6 election.

Blasey's allegations, which for weeks had been kept secret by the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, have thrown Kavanaugh's confirmation process into turmoil.

Durbin told ABC's "This Week" that some Republicans "reached out to Democratic senators and assured them that they are looking to this as kind of a determination as to how their final vote" on Kavanaugh is cast.

Hours later, multiple outlets including Politico and The Daily Beast reported the hearing would take place on Thursday, citing sources familiar with a phone call between the committee and Ms Ford's lawyers.

Other reports by GizPress

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