Published: Mon, September 24, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s absurd 35-year-old calendars defense is now a meme

Brett Kavanaugh’s absurd 35-year-old calendars defense is now a meme

"We were sitting in a circle", she said. Here are four reasons why Ramirez's accusations are even weaker than Christine Blasey Ford's. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, to immediately postpone confirmation proceedings until the FBI could investigate. Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford's letter. "This 35-year-old uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear a good man down", said Kupec.

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of "false and uncorroborated" sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Lawyers for Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The second claim against Kavanaugh dates to his first year at Yale University.

Reporter Ronan Farrow, who investigated Ramirez's claims with New Yorker colleague Jane Mayer, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Monday that Ramirez chose to come forward after Senate Democrats "began looking" at the alleged incident.

Ramirez said both she and Kavanaugh had been drinking when the incident allegedly occurred in the 1983-84 academic year, when Kavanaugh would have been about 18.


Regarding Ford's testimony, there are still unresolved procedural and logistical issues, her lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her.

How that could backfire for Republicans: The FBI investigation into Anita Hill's allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas lasted three days, so in theory this could be done relatively quickly. That's according to a White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the office was not authorized to speak publicly.

The president showed no initial sign of wanting to walk away from Kavanaugh and expressed frustration that the confirmation process has not moved more quickly. "I'm just being honest: Unless there's something more, no, I'm not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh's life over this". Before any allegations of sexual misconduct, Kavanaugh already faced intense and personal scrutiny and outright opposition to the timing of his nomination.

Several Senate Republicans have called the allegations "smears" and urged a vote on Kavanaugh after Thursday's hearing.

Conway's rhetoric echoes Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs. She called them a "vast right-wing conspiracy". Dianne Feinstein to call for the Senate Judiciary Committee to immediately postpone Kavanaugh's confirmation process.

Ramirez says she grew increasingly intoxicated as the game wore on, and that eventually one of the young men exposed himself to her.

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