Time's Up calls for walkout in solidarity for Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Lydia FlemingSep 25, 2018

Kavanaugh denies the claim.

Mayer said that she felt the "public ought to know" about the latest allegations against Kavanaugh.

"She added afterward, she remembered hearing a person shout from down a hallway, "'Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie's face'".

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation made by Ramirez in a statement released through the White House, calling it "a smear, plain and simple".

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec told Fox News: "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

Senator Mitch McConnell delivered a long and blistering set of remarks regarding the Brett Kavanaugh nomination on Monday, blasting Democrats for "choreographed smear campaign". The panel has delayed their vote on whether to advance Kavanaugh's confirmation to the full Senate to hear Blasey's testimony. Taylor Foy, a Judiciary spokesman, complained that Democrats "actively withheld information" from the Republicans.

Conway said, "I don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the #MeToo movement" that has toppled powerful men across industries over the previous year. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett's Supreme Court nomination was pending.

The New Yorker said the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer. The Democrats then began investigating.

Bennet's office told CBS4 that is is unclear whether Ramirez will have the opportunity to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee but she is expected to speak in some manner this week.

Kavanaugh, now an appeals court judge in Washington, said no witnesses have supported the allegations and called them a "grotesque and obvious character assassination".

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Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously. The developments could also determine the fate of Kavanaugh's confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators.

How that could backfire for Republicans: The FBI investigation into Anita Hill's allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas lasted three days, so in theory this could be done relatively quickly.

"This alleged behavior would render Judge Kavanaugh unfit for the Supreme Court, or for any court", said Emily Martin, vice president for education and workplace justice at the National Women's Law Center.

Still, the White House and Republicans have cast doubt on Ford's allegations. Christine Blasey Ford says Kavanaugh held her down, covered her mouth and tried to remove her clothes during a party when they were in high school.

A second accuser came forward Sunday night in a piece the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow co-authored.

Exact details of Thursday's scheduled hearing before the Judiciary Committee are still being worked out.

Kavanaugh also called subsequent allegations by Deborah Ramirez that he drunkenly exposed himself to her during a Yale University dorm party "another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago". The newspaper reports that the calendar shows basketball games, times he went to the movies, football workouts, and college interviews.

Trump mused to confidants that the "fake" attacks against his nominee were meant to undermine his presidency, according to a White House official and a Republican close to the White House. Ramirez waited until Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court, which is very convenient timing.

A request for comment to Charles Grassley, the chair of the Judiciary Committee was not immediately returned.

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