Ross: And now there are two Kavanaugh accusers

Ross: And now there are two Kavanaugh accusers

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.

The New Yorker story has come under fire for its reporting after the New York Times said its reporters had interviewed "several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with first-hand knowledge".

After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

The Judiciary Committee says it is asking for more information about both sets of claims, but Taylor Foy, spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, also said the timing and manner of the allegations smack of partisan games. "This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say".

The White House is standing by Kavanaugh, releasing a statement late Sunday night saying this is just "the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats".

"Then we should vote", Hatch said. However, he has already suggested Ford's claims are false, tweeting that if they did happen, she would have "immediately" gone to the police.

Trump attacks credibility of Kavanaugh sex accuser
Looks like Grassley and Senate Republicans are exhausted of trying to look reasonable and are rushing to confirm Kavanaugh asap. The scandal, which broke a week ago, has already delayed what previously seemed to be Kavanaugh's certain confirmation.

Kavanaugh's confirmation would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

Grilled on Good Morning America by ABC News Chief Correspondent George Stephanopopulos, Farrow insisted Deborah Ramirez came forward only after Senate Democrats "began looking" at the alleged incident with Kavanaugh. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh's nomination.

"He is a fine man with an unblemished past and these are highly unsubstantiated statements from people represented by lawyers", Trump said in comments broadcast on CNN.

The New Yorker said it contacted Ms Ramirez after learning of a possible involvement in an incident with Mr Kavanaugh.

Graham, who is a member of the Judiciary committee, tweeted Monday that there are "no boundaries" when it comes to stopping President Donald Trump. Let her say whatever she has to say.

And that goes directly to a question he was asked under oath at his confirmation hearing: "Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors, or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?" Calling it "smear", Kavanaugh noted that he "looks forward" to his upcoming testimony and "defending [his] good name".

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