Published: Wed, September 26, 2018
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

How One Senator Cornered Brett Kavanaugh About His Mentor’s Sexually Explicit Emails

How One Senator Cornered Brett Kavanaugh About His Mentor’s Sexually Explicit Emails

WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hit by a second accusation of sexual misconduct on Sunday, leaving Republicans scrambling to save a confirmation that until recently had seemed all but certain.

"Look, the American people know that sexual misconduct is gravely serious", the Kentucky Republican said. A second woman, Deborah Ramirez, said Kavanaugh "thrust his penis in her face and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away" when he was a freshman at Yale University. And she says, 'Well it might not be him.' And there were gaps.

While in NY for the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, Trump answered questions about the Kavanaugh controversy and slammed Democrats for attempting to delay and derail the process.

Conway slammed Democrats and the MeToo movement for the accusations made against Kavanaugh.

In an interview with Fox News aired on Monday night, Kavanaugh said he "never sexually assaulted anyone", has "always treated women with dignity and respect" and "did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter". "And it would be a awful, terrible thing for future political people, can not be allowed to happen".

The judge said he was looking forward to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday against allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman when she was a teenager.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations of both women.

A second woman told the New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college. Kavanaugh deinied the latest allegation. "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats, created to tear down a good man", White House Spokesperson Kerri Kupec said.

But there was nothing ordinary about the stakes and circumstances of Mr Kavanaugh's nomination, with Republicans fighting to get him on the court by the end of September and cement a conservative-leaning court for years to come.

On Thursday, Judge Kavanaugh and another accuser from his high school years testify before a US Senate panel.

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

Republicans chose to hire a female attorney because of the risk that the panel's 11 Republican men - there are no GOP women on the committee - might say something insensitive to Ford.

It would only take a single Republican going against Kavanaugh for the nomination not to be confirmed.

Appearing alongside his wife Ashley in an interview on the White House-friendly network Fox News - after weeks of avoiding the media - a visibly emotional Kavanaugh doubled down, insisting: "I'm not going anywhere".

His reputation took another blow, however, when his former Yale roommate James Roche said he believed Ramirez. A major slip-up could endanger Kavanaugh's confirmation and create political pain for the GOP in the midterm elections.

Screenshot of Brett Kavanaugh's interview on Fox News.

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