Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit

Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit

Wednesday's ad expresses support for survivors of sexual assault against the backdrop of high-profile accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In extraordinary and at times emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, said it was "absolutely not" possible that she had mistakenly identified Kavanaugh as her attacker.

Two other women have also come forward.

Ramirez accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself during a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year when both attended Yale University. Following Baker's statement Thursday morning, Gonzalez asserted that he believed Ford's account and pressed the governor to say if he did, too.

Of the consequences of speaking out, Ford said her "greatest fears have been realised" adding "my family have been the targets of harassment and death threats". On Monday, Julie Swetnick filed an affidavit with Congress claiming that, at several parties in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh plied women with drug and/or alcohol-laced punch and forced them into sex.

What that, Trump cast his lot with the accused in what has become a national reckoning over gender and sexual consent, and not just in furtherance of a long-sought conservative makeover of the high court.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley interrupted Sen.

"I believed he was going to rape me", she will say, according to her prepared testimony.

"I really think that it's awful what's going on nowadays and how women are mistreated", Trickovic said. So I want to apologize to you both for the way you've been treated.

The social change network CREDO Action went further than calling for the withdrawal of Kavanaugh's nomination, demanding that he be removed from the seat he already holds as a federal judge in the D.C. Circuit Court. She planned to continue following the hearing because she wanted to hear what Kavanaugh, who has denied the allegations, had to say.

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Both women's accusations have faced resistance from Senate Republicans.

Kavanaugh was due to testify later in the day.

Ford was first responding to questions from Democratic Sen. "I know it's hard".

Committee Republicans have brought in Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to serve as their outside counsel in an effort to depoliticize the process. Blasey Ford's hearing, or to schedule hearings for Justice Kavanaugh's other accusers. The panel has set a vote for Friday on Kavanaugh's confirmation and the full Senate could vote as early as Tuesday.

Through a series of broader questions about his time during the Starr investigation, Kavanaugh continued to deny he had shoved a woman against a wall, behaved violently toward a woman or socialized with someone from Boulder, Colorado.

Swetnick says that Kavanaugh's claim that he did not have sexual intercourse until many years after high school is "absolutely false and a lie".

Protesters opposing Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. It is a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh.

Mr Kavanaugh has "completely" denied the claim and said he has never sexually assaulted anyone.

One of the men was interviewed twice by committee staff.

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