Kavanaugh tells senators he will not withdraw nomination

Ruben Ruiz
September 25, 2018

Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, will appear in an unusual - if not unprecedented - interview, in which they'll address the allegations of sexual misconduct the Supreme Court nominee is facing, with Fox News on Monday night.

The White House is open to the idea of a second accuser of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a television interview Tuesday morning.

As to the people who were present, I want to point out something important that I think is often lost in the conversation.

In a defiant letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he would "not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process". If that's what Ford wants, then it matters little who handles the questioning during the hearing, or for that matter whatever Mitch McConnell says on the floor this week. "I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise".

Mormon Women for Ethical Government, which is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the allegations are serious and the Senate shouldn't rush Kavanaugh's vote.

"We're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity my lifelong record", he said, according to an excerpt.

Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley took the unusual step of being interviewed by Fox News to continue to deny allegations that he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez.

Trump "has said a number of times these individuals should be heard", Sanders said, noting that Kavanaugh has been "unequivocal in his denial" of sexual assault allegations.

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"I'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process". The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined. About Ramirez's claim, which allegedly took place at Yale, Kavanaugh twice said it would have been the "talk of campus" if it had actually happened.

Kavanaugh, a judicial conservative and Trump's second Supreme Court pick, was nominated to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

Brett Kavanaugh speaks to Fox News, Sept. 24, 2018. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out.

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when they were both teenagers in the 1980s.

In the letter, Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations of sexual assault and accuses Democrats of "grotesque and obvious character assassination" that would dissuade qualified people of entering public service in the future.

Ramirez told her story in a piece published in the New Yorker over the weekend. Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking committee Democrat Sen.

In a statement provided by the White House, Mr Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple". There are now 51 Republicans in the Senate, so just two of them breaking from the ranks would dash his confirmation hopes.

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