"The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh". The women I knew in college and the men I knew in college said it's inconceivable I could have done such a thing.
"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 following a meeting Monday afternoon at the United Nations. "In my opinion, it's totally political". The alleged incident took place during the 1983-'84 academic year at Yale University.
For McConnell to proclaim this moment as a new low in judicial confirmation politics overlooks his own role in the delay and dismissal of Garland. The Epoch Times didn't independently verify Ramirez's account and is refraining from publishing the details of the accusation.
In the Fox interview Kavanaugh got a taste of the personal questions he'll face from senators.
"The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so", the judge said in a statement. "The former student, who asked not to be named, said that she also found Ramirez credible".
Schumer, the minority leader, also says it is galling that McConnell is making charges of partisanship by Democrats.
"When I hear the Republican leader come to the floor and talk about her (Ford's) situation, he zigs and zags".
Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when they were both teenagers in the 1980s.
The tweets challenging Kavanaugh called his virginity defense a "non sequitur", and one that "says a lot about how he views women even beyond his guilt or innocence", and that his virginity and the assault allegations are "not mutually exclusive".
"Look, the president wants this process to come to a vote", Sanders said. "And they debase our public discourse", Kavanaugh wrote. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out.
He called the allegations "grotesque and obvious character assassination" and says they could dissuade others from entering public service. First it was an anonymous allegation that I categorically and unequivocally denied.
Ramirez admitted to the New Yorker that there are gaps in her memory of the incident, and that she expects her memories to be questioned as she had been under the influence of alcohol.
"In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty", the article stated.
But, Senate Republicans - led by McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley - had previously insisted they would neither meet with Garland nor conduct confirmation hearings for him.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. 18, 19, and 22, respectively.
"So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court, OK?"
It said that the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer.
Republicans have accused Democrats of a smear campaign by using the women's accusations of misconduct by Kavanaugh in high school and college to try to defeat his nomination. The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote on Twitter. If he becomes a Supreme Court Justice, despite these accusations, what signal would that send to school-aged victims sexual assault? She allegedly pushed the person away, touching his penis in the process - something she wasn't planning on doing until she was married. She is scheduled to testify in an open hearing on September 27.
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