Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

The call for support comes ahead of a showdown Thursday, as Kavanaugh and Ford are set to testify openly before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump went on: "There's a chance that this could be one of the single-most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything but I am with Judge Kavanaugh and I look forward to a vote".

Deborah Ramirez, 53, says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale University around 1983-84, thrusting his genitals in her face and causing her to touch them without her consent, according to The New Yorker.

In a series of tweets sent out Friday morning, Trump threw into question the validity of professor Christine Blasey Ford's accusations of assault in the most direct way since the allegations against Kavanaugh came to light and said his Supreme Court nominee is "under assault by radical left wing politicians".

Ignoring calls from Democrats who want at least a delay on a confirmation vote, the White House and congressional Republicans are showing no signs of abandoning Kavanaugh.

"All of us deserve fair treatment, and respect and recognition", a speaker from the National Center for Combatting Domestic Violence told nearly 1,000 people gathered in front of the Supreme Court.

"It's very hard. It's very hard to have these conversations with your children, which we've had to have some broader terms for our youngest", Ashley said.

He and Dr Ford will testify separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmed. She accused Kavanaugh of pinning her down on a bed and covering her mouth so she could not make noise as he tried to remove her clothing.

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called the new allegation part of a "co-ordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man". The magazine says she described the incident in an interview after being contacted by the magazine.

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"Despite actual threats to her safety and her life, Dr. Ford believes it is important for senators to hear directly from her about the sexual assault committed against her", Ford's attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich said in a statement.

President Donald Trump is standing by his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the face of sexual misconduct allegations from at least two women. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) regarding her allegations against Kavanaugh was dated July 30.

They said in the statement that Ramirez never described the incident until after Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court.

Judiciary spokesman Taylor Foy complained that Democrats "actively withheld information" from the Republicans.

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Graham said.

She said in a statement: "I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation and that you join our request for the White House to direct the FBI to investigate the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford as well as these new claims".

A senior White House adviser meanwhile also suggested the allegations were political.

Rachel Bloom, writer and star of CW comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, tweeted a photo showing her writing staff wearing black during the walkout. They note that neither the accusers nor news organizations have found people willing to provide corroboration, even though both women have named people who they said were present at the alleged incidents.

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