A third woman came forward in a statement to a Senate panel made public on Wednesday accusing Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, further inflaming an already contentious confirmation process. Ashraf Fahim has more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. / NEW YORK, NEW YORK / DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES (CBS / REUTERS) – Pressure mounting on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a third woman leveled accusations of sexual assault on Wednesday. Lawyer Michael Michael Avenattti saying on Twitter he submitted a sworn statement from the woman to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Avenatti identified his client on Twitter as well as what he said was a sworn declaration from the woman outlining her allegations against Kavanaugh and friends of his involving incidents that occurred in the 1980s.
The bombshell coming a day before Kavanaugh momentous showdown on Capitol Hill with his initial accuser Christine Blasey Ford
Kavanaugh hitting back in a new denial Wednesday. In testimony to the Judiciary Committee released ahead of THURSDAY’S HEARING, he said he quote, “never did anything remotely resembling’ Ford’s accusations… and called other accusations ‘LAST MINUTE SMEARS, PURE AND SIMPLE’.
Earlier this week accusations surfaced from a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself during a drunken dormitory party in college.
Even as the accusations pile up, Republicans are pushing ahead… scheduling a committee vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination for 9:30 Friday morning.
Democrats pushing back hard on the timing of the vote, but it isn’t coming quick enough for Trump.
“They could have pushed it through two and a half weeks ago, and you wouldn’t be talking about it right now, which is frankly what I would have preferred. But they didn’t do that.”
Blasey Ford’s lawyers say she will provide Senators with sworn statements from four people to back up her claims…
Republicans on the Judiciary Committee has hired Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor from Arizona.to question Ford on their behalf …looking to avoid the bad optics of their all-male lineup questioning Blasey Ford…