Trump dismisses Kavanaugh accuser as 'drunk'

Trump dismisses Kavanaugh accuser as 'drunk'

Trump dismisses Kavanaugh accuser as 'drunk'

Meanwhile, the Republicans were still assessing what Mr Kavanaugh's interview on Monday on the Fox News Channel - an unusual appearance for a Supreme Court nominee - indicates about how he would do in Thursday's hearing.

"We're going to be moving forward", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters.

Kavanaugh was referring to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the suburbs of Maryland when they both were in high school.

Trump then lit into Kavanaugh's second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself while they were students at Yale, thrusting his penis in her face during a drinking game. "We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", said the Alaska senator.

Even if Ford's account is true, others have said, Kavanaugh's nomination shouldn't be upended by what they characterize as drunken adolescent behavior.

Of Ramirez's allegation, Trump said: "And now a new charge comes up". He says she named the attacker as Kavanaugh. "I would be very concerned about doing that, but it wouldn't surprise me if she would agree to do that", Clune said.

US President Donald Trump is seen during a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (off frame) in NY on September 24, 2018, a day before the start of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.

"I think it's disgusting that they have exploited these individuals", White House spokesperso Sarah Sanders told Fox News on Tuesday.

The similar wording and arguments that Republicans used suggested a concerted effort to undermine the women's claims and portray an image of unity among GOP senators while pressing toward a confirmation vote.

Kavanaugh's approval to be the ninth justice on the Supreme Court was considered near-certain just two weeks ago, based on Republicans' narrow control of the Senate. Clune is among those asking that the FBI open a new investigation into the sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh. Fifty-nine percent of those polled overall believe that if Ford's allegation is true, Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. John Neely Kennedy, R-La., said Republicans had been rebuffed after trying to contact her lawyer, and a committee spokesman said it has not received a statement or additional evidence from her legal team after requesting them.

Comments by Murkowski on Tuesday after she met with McConnell could be an ominous sign for Kavanaugh.

With emotions running high, dozens of protesters were removed from the US Capitol Monday for unlawfully demonstrating against the judge's confirmation. "I've always treated women with dignity and respect", he said. On Sept. 21 he shamed Professor Ford for not coming forward when she says the alleged sexual assault attempt occurred. "First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately". Regarding alcohol, he said he never drank so much that he could not remember what happened the night before. "I did not have sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter". We're talking about an allegation of sexual assault.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who said she had a consensual liaison with President Trump, says he has another client who will accuse Kavanaugh of participating in gang rapes as a teenager.

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