Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

2nd Kavanaugh accuser certain about alleged encounter, her lawyer says

2nd Kavanaugh accuser certain about alleged encounter, her lawyer says

According to Roll Call's Niels Lesniewski, this would allow McConnell to file cloture on Saturday, leading to a vote to limit debate on the nomination on Monday and a final vote on Tuesday or Wednesday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday "we would be open" to having Ramirez testify before the same Judiciary Committee hearing at which Ford and Kavanaugh are scheduled to appear Thursday. "As you can tell, people are coming out of the woodwork making incredible, uncorroborated allegations and I think you can just expect that kind of nonsense to continue". "I'm confident that he will be confirmed in the very near future".

President Donald Trump has questioned the accusations against Kavanaugh, saying the claims are "totally unsubstantiated" and are more than 30 years old.

Ford, a California college professor, is set to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Fox subsequently reported that the issue stemmed from a decision by the Republican judiciary committee leadership to hire an "expert sex crimes prosecutor as investigative staff counsel" to oversee questions at Thursday's hearing.

Those elections could shift the balance of power in Congress as Democrats seek to regain control from conservatives.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. and another member on the Judiciary Committee, shamed Republicans and said the move "demonstrated the disrespect & disregard that all too frequently shames & silences survivors from ever coming forward".

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces at least two accusations of sexual misconduct, and yet, Senate Republicans remain determined to appoint him. "Republicans need to get this right". "Over the course of Rachel's career, she has dealt with victims in this very circumstance of delayed disclosure and circumstances where allegations were hard to corroborate", he says.

"I think everybody in America understands there is a presumption of innocence", McConnell added.

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Late Night's Seth Meyers focused on the irrelevance of Kavanaugh's assertion: "First thing: It does not matter if you were a virgin".

The accusation, along with one from a second accuser, have imperiled Kavanaugh's lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court as Republicans work to shore up his Senate confirmation ahead of the Nov 6 congressional vote. All 11 Republicans on the committee are men, while four of the 10 Democrats are women.

"It wouldn't surprise me if she would agree to do that", he said. Senate Democrats are expected to ask their own questions.

"There is no reason to delay the hearing any further".

Ramirez, who told The New Yorker that she'd been drinking at the time, was initially reluctant to speak publicly "partly because her memories contained gaps", the magazine said.

She alleged that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party. And it might have been him.

He again described Kavanaugh's accusers as part of a Democrat plot and a "con game" to destroy his nominee to the Supreme Court. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sat on the allegations for more than a month, then redacted part of the documentation - in such a way that, Gavin said, seemed created to help her cause politically.

McConnell on Tuesday continued to defend Kavanaugh. "We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", said the Alaska senator. He said he had a positive individual meeting with Kavanaugh before the confirmation hearings. I've been on the committee for 24 years, and I've never seen it before.

Senate Republicans are beginning to schedule votes aimed at putting Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

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