Kavanaugh's Latest Sexual Misconduct Scandal Becomes a 2020 Litmus Test


Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, and Julian Castro all demanded Kavanaugh's ouster over the weekend, charging that he misrepresented himself in his testimony before the Senate. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who tweeted Sunday that "the revelations today confirm what we already knew: During his hearing, Kavanaugh faced credible accusations and likely lied to Congress".

Joe Biden, the front runner in the race, called the accusations "profoundly troubling" but stopped short of calling for the judge's impeachment, which would require the House of Representatives to introduce articles of impeachments and the Republican-controlled Senate to vote in favour with a two-thirds majority. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, and its senior Democrat, Sen.

On Monday, The Times said its story failed to include key details: that the alleged victim declined to be interviewed and "friends say she does not recall the episode". The Times also reported that there was another previously undisclosed allegation raised by Max Stier, a Yale classmate who told the Times that he had witnessed Kavanaugh engage in another, similar incident. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Klobuchar.

Of course, it's virtually impossible that Democrats would secure the cooperation of the Senate Republicans they'd need to get Kavanaugh thrown off the bench, so all this talk of holding the beer-loving Supreme Court justice accountable is mostly symbolic.

Pam Cunningham, a sexual assault survivor affiliated with the Democratic-leaning group Mainers for Accountable Leadership, recalled meeting with Collins ahead of the Kavanaugh vote and receiving assurances from her that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would get to the bottom of the separate allegations from high school acquaintance Christine Blasey Ford and college classmate Deborah Ramirez.

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The new reports reopened some of the bitter, partisan divisions that accompanied Kavanaugh's confirmation. "Those that make allegations always deserve to be heard", Kavanaugh said.

An aide familiar with the letter told CNN that the Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged receipt of Coons' letter at the time, but the senator never heard more beyond that. The Post did not publish a story in part because the intermediaries declined to identify the alleged witness and because the woman who was said to be involved declined to comment.

"He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY", Trump wrote in one tweet. Ramirez's lawyers provided the Federal Bureau of Investigation the names of roughly 20 people, but few if any were ever interviewed. "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached", Massachusetts Sen.

Lawyers for Ford and Ramirez, however, sent letters to Wray that, together, named more than 50 individuals that the bureau's agents should interview. Stier's claim to the staffers, we're told, was that other people at the party put Kavanaugh's genitalia into the hands of a classmate. According to his account, two drunken male students dragged the woman toward Kavanaugh, who was also intoxicated and standing with his penis exposed, amid much laughter from the men.