Trump backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh amid fresh allegation

Trump backs Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh amid fresh allegation

The Post reported that Democratic aides have said Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee "are likely to pose questions" about Kavanaugh's involvement in Whelan's claims "directly to Kavanaugh, when he is under oath".

The New Yorker said it contacted Ramirez after learning of a possible involvement in an incident with Kavanaugh and that the allegation came to Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer.

He is set for a dramatic hearing this week involving a university professor who recently came forward accusing him of assaulting her when they were in high school.

However, on Sunday The New Yorker magazine published a report of a second allegation in which Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a 1980s college party at Yale University, forcing her to touch his genitals.

Trump, himself accused during the 2016 presidential race of sexual misconduct with numerous women, remained steadfast in his support for Kavanaugh.

"Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed", McConnell said on the Senate floor. It's being reported in The New Yorker magazine.

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Pence also says that he and President Donald Trump are confident that Republicans will handle that process "with the utmost respect for all concerned".

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is typically expected to "favorably report" judicial nominees to the full Senate; that requires a majority of the Republican-controlled panel to give a thumbs-up. "The last minute character assassination will not succeed", he wrote.

"I have no memory of this alleged incident", said Mark Judge in a September 18 letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ramirez says she and Kavanaugh were sitting in a small group of students playing a drinking game at the campus' Lawrance Hall.

The source pointed to the timing, coming out after Kavanaugh's hearing and after a delay in the committee vote, adding that thus far the allegations are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated. He described Kavanaugh as a "great scholar" and a "fine man". He said Kavanaugh was "under assault by radical left wing politicians" and suggested Ford should have filed charges as a 15-year-old when she was attacked. Kavanaugh strongly denies the allegations and has said he is eager to speak to the committee. It's not like they didn't warn us. About 200 people gathered in front of the Supreme Court building, chanting, "I believe Christine Ford".

Just two weeks ago, there was only one version of Kavanaugh on public display: The 53-year-old, esteemed conservative judicial thinker, irreproachable family man and coach to his daughter's baseball team.

Rachel O'Leary Carmona of the Women's March echoed Fallon.

The effort came after a week of right-wing criticism of Ford and disbelief of her account.

"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen". But they shouldn't bode well for Kavanaugh's confirmation, despite the protestations of Republicans like Rep. Steve King who said of Blasey Ford's allegation: "How can you disprove something like that?"

"There's a chance this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate", Trump said Monday, after leaving United Nations Headquarters in NY, which is holding a General Assembly meeting this week.

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