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Why Republicans Are Digging In Heels After Second Kavanaugh Accusation

25 September 2018

And he indignantly denied the allegation from Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Davis, who is herself engaged in a legal battle with President Trump, who says he has a client who is willing to detail instances of Judge Kavanaugh and a high school friend using drugs and alcohol to try to lure women into sex.

Democrats, though, say the New Yorker allegations now suggest a pattern of bad behavior on Judge Kavanaugh's part and a Republican rush to confirm the judge has to slow down.

"This is a fine man, and we certainly hope he's going to be confirmed, and quickly..."

In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty.

Image: Christine Blasey Ford. "I don't like to see anything that reflects negatively on him", MacCallum said in 2016.

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Sen.

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Brett Kavanaugh, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, answers questions during a FOX News interview, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Washington, about allegations of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee.

The second claim against Kavanaugh dates to his first year at Yale University. They note that neither the accusers nor news organizations have found people willing to provide corroboration, even though both women have named people who they said were present at the alleged incidents.

Kavanaugh is denying both accusations and calling them a "smear".

Farrow told ABC on Monday there are "several people in this story who back Ms. Ramirez". NPR claims that Barrett and Kavanaugh were Trump's two final picks, but Vox reported that Trump wants his Supreme Court nominee to have a degree from Harvard or Yale, and Barrett attended Notre Dame Law School. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter.

His wife Ashley said the process had been "incredibly difficult" but said the allegations were "not consistent with Brett".

In an attempt to reassure Republican senators and the party's voters that Kavanaugh remains the best choice for the nation's high court, the White House and the GOP are taking the extraordinary step of greenlighting an offensive attack starring the nominee himself.

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Kavanaugh has produced numerous statements of support regarding his behavior towards women both during his youth and soaring career. She called them a "vast right-wing conspiracy".

Responding directly to the accusations against him, Kavanaugh was emphatic.

Mr Kavanaugh, nominated by President Donald Trump, and his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will give evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Demonstrators protest against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a Supreme Court Justice outside of the office of US Senator Susan Collins, Republican of ME, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 24, 2018. It has also forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

"I look forward to a vote and for people to come out of the woodwork from 36 years ago and 30 years ago and never mention it, and all the sudden it happens", the president also said. Kavanaugh wouldn't comment on the quality of the magazine's reporting, but made some claims that the New Yorker reporters, veteran investigative journalists Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow, disputed on Twitter.

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