Judiciary Democrats Demand Kavanaugh Hearing Be Postponed Over Allegations

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti identified his client on Twitter and posted an email to the committee.

"They are giving the women a major chance to speak".

A new allegation by Deborah Ramirez, reported Sunday by The New Yorker magazine, prompted the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, to call for a postponement of Thursday's hearing.

The controversy over Kavanaugh is unfolding just weeks before November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to take control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans, against a backdrop of the #MeToo movement fighting sexual harassment and assault.

"I remember her saying that her attacker's name was Brett Kavanaugh, that he was a successful lawyer who had grown up in Christine's home town, and that he was well-known in the Washington D.C. community", Russell Ford said.

"It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court". Judge is a boyhood friend of Kavanaugh who has written a book describing the debauchary of his high school years.

The president then predicted Thursday's appearance of Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, before the Senate Judiciary Committee would be "a very, very important day in the history of our country".

Kavanaugh categorically denied Swetnick's claims.

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"I am innocent of this charge", Kavanaugh says. Or perhaps we will learn that her account is persuasive and compelling, and there are strong reasons to believe it, even apart from the fact that it is consistent with so much else we have heard about Kavanaugh's high school social scene.

Ford accused Kavanaugh of trying to force himself on her during a party while she was 15 and he was 17.

Attorney Avenatti tweeted a sworn testimony from the third accuser Swetnick.

In her declaration, Adela Gildo-Mazzon said Ford told her about the alleged assault during a June 2013 meal at a restaurant in Mountain View, California, and contacted Ford's attorneys on September 16 to tell them Ford had confided in her five years ago.

Two affidavits, from Ford's husband Russell Ford and from the coach of their son's baseball team, say Ford named Kavanaugh as the alleged assailant. "She says it was known that Judge, Kavanaugh and others would spike the punch at these parties with grain alcohol or drugs to make girls inebriated, and that the boys, including Kavanaugh, would "'target' particular girls so they could be taken advantage of; it was usually a girl that was especially vulnerable because she was alone at the party or shy".

We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story.

Appearing Tuesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders, when asked whether the White House would welcome Ramirez's testimony, responded, "Certainly, we would be open to that". She added, "I witnessed Brett Kavanaugh consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women during the early 1980s". A hearing is scheduled for Thursday. "They've destroyed a man's reputation, and they want to destroy it even more". Russell Wheeler, an expert on the judicial selection process at the Brookings Institution, said he was unaware of a similar media interview by a Supreme Court nominee in the past 100 years.

Trump on Wednesday faulted Republicans for not pushing the nomination through the Senate, which must confirmation Supreme Court appointments, more quickly.

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