US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

US Senate Brawl Over Kavanaugh Intensifies

"I never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr Ford", Kavanaugh said, adding, "What I know is the truth".

Late Sunday, a second woman - Deborah Ramirez, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh's - came forward with claims that he exposed himself to her and shoved his penis in her face at a dorm room party in their freshman year at the Ivy League school.

Still, Kavanaugh told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Monday, "I've never sexually assaulted anyone".

Trump, speaking in NY where he was attending the United Nations annual assembly, threw his full weight behind Kavanaugh whose once straightforward progress to the nation's highest court has been hit by two bombshell accusations of sexual misconduct from his school and university days.

"It's very hard to have these conversations with your children, which we've had to have", she said. "She admits time lapses".

The allegations, dating back to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation to the top usa court in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away.

"There's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything", Trump said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who last week accused him of sexual assault in 1982.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.

Kavanaugh's wife, Ashley, said she found the sexual misconduct allegations hard to believe.

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Ramirez offered her account of sexual assault to the New Yorker magazine. "We stand by her and her courageous decision to come forward". Denying the allegations against him, he vowed that he won't be "pushed out" of the confirmation process.

According to the New York Times, Kavanaugh said he was seeking a "fair process" 17 times.

Kavanaugh's approval was only two weeks ago considered a done deal, with all Republicans in the narrowly divided Senate appearing set to back him.

On Thursday, Judge Kavanaugh and another accuser from his high school years testify before a US Senate panel.

Kavanaugh: "I was never at any such party".

The judiciary committee that needs to approve Kavanaugh's confirmation has a narrow 11-10 Republican majority, but Sen.

Her allegation against the conservative federal appeals court judge has endangered his confirmation by the Republican-led Senate to a lifetime job on the top USA court.

In the event that Kavanaugh's nomination does not go through, Trump might in turn nominate one of these judges, who were chosen from a list of 25 judges selected by the conservative Federalist Society.

In a show of confidence, Republicans said they were discussing keeping the Senate in session this weekend so that they can begin the process of confirming Kavanaugh right away.

Despite calls for a halt to the hearings and an FBI investigation, Republicans continue to rush Kavanaugh's confirmation, dismiss the serious allegations, and perpetuate harmful and discredited myths regarding sexual assault and survivors (for instance, that if they don't report immediately, they must by lying).

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