Time’s Up Calls for Brett Kavanaugh to Withdraw Supreme Court Nomination

Danny Woods
September 25, 2018

"I've always treated women with dignity and respect", he said at least three times.

One of the male classmates Ramirez claimed to have egged on Kavanaugh denied any memory of the party while the second claimed, "I have zero recollection".

Separately, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who says she had an affair with Trump before he was elected president, said on Twitter that he represents a woman "with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh".

Republicans have slammed the timing of the accusations as a political smear campaign aimed at derailing Kavanaugh's confirmation. The Democratic Party has called for the vote to be postponed till the allegations of assault are investigated.

Trump has made clear he won't order an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe.

"These are smears, pure and simple", Kavanaugh said.

Earlier, Mr Trump has staunchly defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee against a new allegation of sexual misconduct.

Kavanaugh is a District of Columbia appeals court judge and served as an advisor to former President George W Bush.

"I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh, sitting beside his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, told Fox News' Martha MacCallum Monday. "I've led a good life".

"I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter", he told Fox News, appearing alongside his wife Ashley ahead of his own Senate testimony due after Ford's.

Kavanaugh said he wouldn't "let false accusations" drive him out of the Supreme Court nomination process, but Kimmel says he has another gig in mind for the judge. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so.

Kavanaugh is set to testify Thursday at a hearing with Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses him of sexual assault.

In the #MeToo era, when accounts by women of past sexual abuse have brought down a string of previously powerful men, Trump's defiant stand could not be more divisive, appalling many, but likely stirring his Republican base frustrated at what it sees as political correctness run amok.

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Several Republican senators pressed for a quick vote after the hearing. The developments could also determine the fate of Kavanaugh's confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators.

Dozens of people protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court have been arrested outside the office of Republican Sen.

Kellyanne Conway says the country shouldn't make Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pay for "pent-up" demand by women incensed about sexual misconduct.

Judge Kavanaugh said it's possible he may have met Ms. Ford at some time, but he said they were not friends and did not travel in the same social circles.

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Both Ford and Ramirez want the FBI to investigate.

Graham, who is a member of the Judiciary committee, tweeted Monday that there are "no boundaries" when it comes to stopping President Donald Trump.

Ramirez recalled playing a drinking game at the party, resulting in her becoming inebriated.

In a story posted Sunday night on its website, The New Yorker reports that the claim dates to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's freshman year at Yale University. She said he put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream.

Ford goes on to say that since coming forward, she has faced threats and media intrusion into her life. A sign on her front door indicated she would have no comment.

Kavanaugh, now an appeals court judge in Washington, said no witnesses have supported the allegations and called them a "grotesque and obvious character assassination".

Also jumping into the fray was the attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with Trump. When asked about the allegations that he attempted to rape Ford and thrust his bare penis in Ramirez's face, Kavanaugh repeatedly denied doing any "such thing".

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