Second Woman Makes Kavanaugh Sex Misconduct Claim: New Yorker
- Author: Leroy Wright Sep 24, 2018,
Sep 24, 2018, 10:29
Talks were continuing Sunday.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
According to Democratic staffers, members of the committee have been fielding multiple tips about other incidents in the week since Ford's allegation became public, and have been working to verify them. A second person confirmed the tentative agreement for the hearing Thursday. He expressed confidence that Republicans "will manage this confirmation properly with the utmost respect for all concerned" and said he expected Kavanaugh to join the high court soon.
Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately towards her.
Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale.
"Brett was laughing", she told the magazine.
Earlier in the day, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that it will hear the testimony of Ford on September 27. So how are both sides handling it?
A second woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court. But with that out of the way, there's another question hanging over Ford's story which really needs to be addressed.
The president's comments infuriated Democrats, dismayed many Republicans and risked further alienating women voters ahead of the November 6 mid-term elections, in which Democrats have a chance to win control of the House and perhaps the Senate.
The official was not authorized to speak publicly about ongoing negotiations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Feinstein also linked to a statement in which she blasted Republicans for their insistence (at the time) on holding a hearing with Ford on Monday as scheduled: "I'm shocked and appalled by the Republicans' refusal to wait 24 hours for a hearing". A spokesman for the committee's chairman, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, a member of the committee. Her attorneys wanted it just to be senators, a Grassley's staff ended their email today saying the issue was non-negotiable, and witnesses don't get to choose who asks the questions.
Other Republicans had scoffed at Ford's willingness to tell her story.
Grassley rebuffed other Ford requests, including calling additional witnesses.
The lawyers for Ford wrote to the committee on Saturday that she "accepts the Committee's request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct next week".
"Following Dr Ford's testimony, Judge Kavanaugh will appear again before the committee", a media statement said.
"That's what we don't have at the moment, and it's why mainly women are forced to either say nothing or completely expose themselves".
For the individuals who were present during those horrific events, details of time and place and pain remain with them for a lifetime.
"I wasn't going to touch a penis until I was married", she said, referring to her devout Catholic upbringing.
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have lined up behind Ford.
Reports say her lawyers - Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich - agree Ford will go first, to be followed by Kavanaugh.
Patience among Republicans, though, is running thin. His colleagues, McConnell told the conservative Values Voter Summit on Friday, would "plow right through it" and put Kavanaugh on the court.
The report comes less than a week before Christine Blasey Ford is slated to testify in open court about her allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Here are four reasons why Ramirez's accusations are even weaker than Christine Blasey Ford's.
The New Yorker article was co-written by Mr Ronan Farrow, whose reportage around disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was key in opening the floodgates of the #MeToo movement, along with another reporter Jane Mayer.