Brett Kavanaugh: says he won’t let ‘false accusations’ push him out

Brett Kavanaugh: says he won’t let ‘false accusations’ push him out

Brett Kavanaugh: says he won’t let ‘false accusations’ push him out

"The Supreme Court nominee seemed to suggest that he couldn't have tried to rape Christine Blasey Ford because he was a virgin through high school and 'many years after that, '" wrote the Daily Beast.

Fox News is President Donald Trump's favorite network, and he often critiques his aides when they appear there. He strongly defended Kavanaugh and vowed that this "fine nominee" will receive a vote in the Senate. "Innocent until proven guilty is how we do this in America".

"These are smears, pure and simple", the 53-year-old appeals court judge said, pointing to the lack of public corroboration of any of the allegations made so far.

The committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has alleged that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while both were teenagers in Maryland.

Hardiman was reportedly Trump's runner-up for the spot taken by Justice Neil Gorsuch. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the charge.

"She has agreed to move forward with a hearing even though the Committee has refused to subpoena Mark Judge", it said.

Republican staffers on the committee said they had made an overture to Ms. Ramirez - but pointed out she never brought her allegations to them, instead going to the press.

Democrats and Ford's team plan to push for more outside witnesses before Thursday's hearing. Ford told the Post that she did not expect Keyser to recall the party because, from her perspective, nothing remarkable had happened there. Kavanaugh may drop out himself, while his nomination could also be pulled by the White House or not accepted by the nomination committee. Go ahead and ruin this guy's life based on an accusation - I don't know when it happened, I don't know where it happened and everybody named in regard to being there, said it didn't happen.

Two women have publicly come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of alleged past incidents of sexual misconduct since his initial confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month.

One Republican close to Kavanaugh's confirmation process who wasn't authorized to speak on the record, said "there's resolve in the White House".

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. "But I think she's sincerely wrong".

One of the six people was Ramirez's best friend, with whom she shared intimate details of her life.

Kavanaugh's firm denials on Monday ― as well as his unusual decision to address the allegations in a television interview with his wife by his side ― also appeared to give Republicans some reassurance about firmly sticking by their nominee despite not yet having heard Blasey's testimony and the possibility that more allegations involving Kavanaugh could surface in the future. "This is a very dynamic situation".

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. The women making the allegations, Trump said, "were coming out of the woodwork and, he said, "in my opinion totally political".

In a defiant letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he would "not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process".

"Everything is an excuse for delay, no matter how unsubstantiated", Hatch said.

'I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and other Senators directly, person to person, to tell you what occurred, ' Ford wrote.

Republicans stepped up their attempts to discredit Ford's story.

Conway's rhetoric echoes Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs.

CNN has not independently confirmed The New Yorker's reporting.

Defections among Republicans would probably block his path to the Supreme Court.

The allegations stand to derail a nomination that Republicans see as crucial to gaining conservative control of the high court for years.

On Sunday, The New Yorker dropped a bombshell story with an additional allegation against Kavanaugh from Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale at the same time as him.

The latest allegation is that the nominee once exposed his genitals to a Yale University classmate at a party. Ramirez alleges Kavanaugh shoved his penis in her face and exposed himself to her at a party in college.

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