Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

Posted September 25, 2018

The vice president says the way that some Democrats have conducted themselves during the confirmation process "is a disgrace and a disservice to the Senate and the American people".

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University. But withholding the allegations would prevent Kavanaugh from having to answer to significant allegations.

Ford's accusations of Kavanaugh's behavior 35 years ago and the standoff over the terms of her appearance have captivated the nation as the appeals court judge's confirmation hangs in balance. The Judiciary panel said it had talked to three other people whom Ford has told The Washington Post were at the party where the alleged assault took place - Mark Judge, Patrick J. Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser.

The committee's top Democrat, senator Dianne Feinstein, has called on Senator Grassley to postpone Thursday's hearing in order to investigate Ms Ramirez's accusations. Joining us now, Democratic senator from Delaware Chris Coons, also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"The New Yorker and others have rightly pursued that question and found relevant information, another woman whose story adds credibility to Dr. Ford", she said.

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee said they would investigate Ramirez's accusation.

The timing of the New Yorker's report has invited questions from critics who wondered why the news broke so close to the end of Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

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

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Brett Kavanaugh has said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" his nomination for the Supreme Court after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson also said journalistic efforts to vet Kavanaugh are the product of hard work, not partisanship. Countless people from every phase of Brett Kavanaugh's life have testified that he is a good man of the highest character and integrity. When she pushed him away, she accidentally touched it without her consent. Kavanaugh, who has denied that claim, also is scheduled to testify. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. Chuck Schumer vowed to oppose Kavanaugh with everything he's got, and apparently that took the form of character assassination. It's not like they didn't warn us.

"It's when men become powerful and think that they can use women and interrupt their careers if they want to for their own predatory proclivities that then they start preying upon women", she continued.

"I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh", Feinstein wrote.

"We need to hear from her", Flake said.

Women's March, a group that grew out of a January 2017 demonstration against Trump, was one of the organizers of the protests.

Conway's rhetoric echoes Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs. "It's totally political", he said, according to Politico.

Kavanaugh denied Ramirez's allegations in a statement disseminated by the White House saying the encounter she described "did not happen".

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