"It is Judge Kavanaugh who is seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and who I think now bears the burden of disproving these allegations, rather than Dr. Ford and Ms. Ramirez who should be dismissed with slanderous accusations", he said.
The Boulder woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while they both were college students is "adamant" that the FBI investigate the allegation, according to Twitter messages her attorney sent out Tuesday morning.
Later Monday, hundreds of protesters marched to the Supreme Court while women across the nation conducted a #BelieveSurvivors walkout at 1 p.m. ET to show solidarity with women affected by sexual assault, including those whose claims were ignored or not believed.
Over 400 Yale community members traveled to Washington, D.C., to protest the confirmation of Kavanaugh on Monday, resulting in the arrests of two law students.
"The energy was high, and people were very passionate", said Follayttar Smith, who also joined a protest in front of the Supreme Court.
Cooper first asked Clune about reports that it took Ramirez six days, after speaking to the New Yorker, before she felt confidant naming Kavanaugh as the man who assaulted her. Regarding alcohol, he said he never drank so much that he could not remember what happened the night before. We're talking about an allegation of sexual assault. "As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, people who are not victims or perpetrators but may know of sexual misconduct have been increasingly criticized for complicity". Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 in Washington.
Some Democratic senators running for re-election in states where Trump is popular also have not yet announced their intentions.
King, an independent, said he believes Kavanaugh, if he were to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, would vote against the Affordable Care Act in cases that were to come before the court.
Here is his Roches's full statement: I was Brett Kavanaugh's roommate at Yale University in the Fall of 1983. After his public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, several women have accused him of sexual assault when he was a teenager in the Maryland suburbs outside Washington, D.C., which Kavanaugh denied.
Kavanaugh and his Republican allies have framed the allegations as part of a "smear campaign" by Democrats who have opposed his nomination from the beginning. "They expect this to be treated seriously and addressed promptly", McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor. She was 15-years-old and Kavanaugh was 17.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called for the "immediate postponement" of any further action on Mr Kavanaugh's nomination.
"I've been appalled at the way he's been treated in the news media and by the Democrats", said Rice, a social worker in NY state who said she met Kavanaugh while he was in law school.