Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court taking another potential blow overnight.
A second woman is now accusing Kavanaugh of engaging in sexual misconduct, alleging he drunkenly exposed himself at a party while both were freshmen at Yale.
The man, hoping to become the next Supreme Court Justice, now facing new sexual misconduct accusations.
A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale classmate is accusing the embattled judge of sexual misconduct according to the New Yorker, reporting, “she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party.”
Despite the new allegation, the president is standing by his nominee. “There’s a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate but I am with Judge Kavanaugh and I look forward to a vote.”
Kavanaugh denies the claim, saying, “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen… The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple.”
But Ronan Farrow, who co-wrote the story, says it’s not accurate that those who knew Kavanaugh at the time dispute the claim. “We talked to a roommate who said he was indeed frequently drunk and he took part in activity that is not surprised of this claim and found this woman credible.”
This all comes days before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to lodge sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, is set to testify on Captol Hill.
In late July, detailing the alleged incident in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, writing, “Kavanaugh was on top of me… Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me… with Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth, I feared he may inadvertently kill me”.
Kavanaugh has denied both accusations. Ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, is asking to postpone Ford’s testimony that is set for Thursday and calling for both allegations to be referred to the FBI for further investigation.
–Janai Norman, ABC News