RNC Blasts Kavanaugh Accuser for Working ‘Toward Human Rights’

Frederick Owens
September 24, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Monday branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political", hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate showdown.

The accusations of sexual misconduct lodged against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are part of a "vast left-wing conspiracy" and are being fueled by women's " pent up" frustration, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said. "I'm just being honest: Unless there's something more, no, I'm not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this".

Trump made clear that he expects the Republican-controlled Senate to stick by Kavanaugh, who he said was being smeared by his Democratic opponents.

A former Yale university class mate, Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a dormitory party.

Ford, now a California-based university professor, says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her when they were at a party in their school years.

Still, the White House and Republicans have cast doubt on Ford's allegations.

Brett Kavanaugh's supporters are getting desperate.

But the worst-case scenario of taking no action at all beyond letting Kavanaugh's first accuser testify Thursday could cost the party its Senate majority - and maybe even the chance to control this and future Supreme Court nominations.

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represents Stormy Daniels in her ongoing court battle with President Donald Trump, says he also represents a client with "credible information regarding Kavanaugh" and a classmate of his at Georgetown Preparatory School who was reportedly in the room where the alleged assault on Blasey took place. "But she can come and tell that story".

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In a statement provided by the White House, Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple".

Last Friday, Senator Charles Grassley-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-publicly presented an ultimatum to Ford demanding a quick response to the committee's invitation to testify regarding her claim.

The classmate independently recalled numerous same details Ramirez told The New Yorker about the incident. Earlier in the day, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it will hear the testimony of Ford on September 27.

Kavanaugh has called Ford's allegation "completely false" and in a statement provided by the White House Sunday night said the incident described by Ramirez "did not happen". A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify. The developments could also determine the fate of Kavanaugh's confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators. Ramirez says she and Kavanaugh were sitting in a small group of students playing a drinking game at the campus' Lawrance Hall.

"This 35-year-old uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down", said Kupec. As a result, the committee postponed the vote on Justice Kavanaugh's nomination, previously scheduled for Monday.

This follows an allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982, when the two were teenagers. "Not because they're supportive of President Trump's Supreme Court nominees, but because they have some standards".

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