The plot thickens for embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. After a week of contending with allegations of sexual misconduct, yet another accuser has stepped forward.
According to Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow at the New Yorker, several Republican Senior staffers were made aware of the second allegation last week. Yet, they continued their attempts to push through Kavanaugh’s nomination without a moment’s pause.
A new allegation of sexual misconduct has been made against Brett Kavanaugh, dating back to his college years. “This is a serious, disturbing, and credible allegation, and should be fully investigated,” Senator Mazie Hirono said. https://t.co/IU8o71QMpc
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) September 24, 2018
The latest survivor to step forward is named Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh. Ramirez claims Kavanaugh inappropriately exposed himself to her.
Her story seems eerily similar to that of Dr. Christine Ford. Both women describe a drunk Kavanaugh who crossed serious boundaries at social events.
Kavanaugh maintains his innocence in both cases.
Many spoke out against this shocking revelation:
Thursday's hearing should be canceled in light of a disturbing new allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI must investigate ALL allegations.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 24, 2018
SenSchumer on Senate floor: “If you really believed these allegations are part of a despicable smear job, Leader McConnell, why don’t you call for an FBI investigation? What are you afraid of? What are you hiding? What is Judge Kavanaugh hiding?”
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 24, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh now claims that he’s the real victim here.
I have an idea…
Let's have the FBI investigate the matter so that they can forever clear your name…
Oh that's right, you and the GOP are too scared to allow that!#BelieveSurvivors
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) September 24, 2018
Conservatives battled back, insisting Kavanaugh shouldn’t assumed guilty until testimony is heard:
Democrats have concluded Kavanaugh is guilty because of a Washington Post article and a New Yorker article. That's it. They've done it because they serve Moloch, not the American people.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 24, 2018
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) September 24, 2018
Today, Kavanaugh appeared on Fox News with his wife to speak about the allegations:
“It's very difficult to have these conversations with your children, which we've had to have….” – Ashley Kavanaughpic.twitter.com/UjZFJ7wiMf
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 24, 2018
Kavanaugh on whether he ever considered withdrawing his nomination: “I'm not going to let a false accusation drive us out of this process. My lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women started with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old.” pic.twitter.com/XWSuDueMHR
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 24, 2018
The rollercoaster continues. It remains to be seen whether hearings will be delayed further or proceed later this week as planned. Whatever happens, it’s apparent that this process should not be rushed through to allow sufficient time to gather information about these disturbing allegations.