Kavanaugh floats virginity defense amid sexual assault allegations

Lewis Collier
September 25, 2018

Kavanaugh also told MacCallum he's resolute about not letting "false accusations" force him to withdraw. "The network released excerpts in advance".

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, has said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

President Trump said he's standing behind his nominee and hopes he'll be confirmed. Many called out Trump, as well as some Senate Republicans who have questioned the women's accounts.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and the Senate majority leader, who has teamed up with Donald McGahn II, the White House counsel, to try to push through Kavanaugh's confirmation, privately told Trump that his tweet was not helpful.

Christine Blasey Ford alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party as his friend Mark Judge egged him on.

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

Glancing at his wife, Kavanaugh replied: "We're looking at a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity and my lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women". "I thought that knowledge of his actions could be useful for you and those in charge of choosing among the various candidates".

Ford said in a letter to Grassley she's willing to meet with senators one-on-one in addition to Thursday's testimony.

Linda Sarsour signals for quiet as activists opposed to President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, demonstrate before being arrested, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. "It is being replaced by a game of delay, deception, and wholesale character assassination".

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"I know I'm telling the truth".

"Many years after. I'll leave it at that", Judge Kavanaugh said.

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway told CBS that the accusations against Mr Kavanaugh sound like "a vast left-wing conspiracy", using rhetoric that echoed Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs.

The president was briefed on the allegation Sunday, according to people in contact with him, and was remaining firmly behind Kavanaugh, who is also scheduled to testify before the committee and who has vehemently denied the allegations.

Many protesters wore black T-shirts emblazoned with "Be a hero". The group loudly chanted, "We believe the women".

A defiant Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took the dramatic step of going on nationwide television Monday to address the sexual misconduct allegations that have put his confirmation at risk of unraveling.

Additionally, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, claims he has evidence Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes in high school. He repeatedly denied the claims made by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, cast himself as the victim of "false accusations", and insisted that he will press on in his quest to win confirmation to the Supreme Court. NPR claims that Barrett and Kavanaugh were Trump's two final picks, but Vox reported that Trump wants his Supreme Court nominee to have a degree from Harvard or Yale, and Barrett attended Notre Dame Law School. Let her say whatever she has to say. "And at the end, the senators will make a choice".

Trump later urged his supporters on Twitter to "REMEMBER THE MIDTERMS!" The alleged victim, Deborah Ramirez, says she was assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh during his freshman year at Yale.

Spokesmen for Grassley and several other committee Republicans, including Cornyn, Graham, Hatch and Sen. "The article reports that Democratic staff were aware of these allegations, but they never informed Republican staff".

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