Second Accuser Targets Kavanaugh, No Eyewitnesses, 'Best Friend' Never Heard About It
- [Woman] Just as Senate Republicans
were reaching a compromise with one woman
accusing Supreme Courtnominee Brett Kavanaugh
of sexual assault, newsof a second allegation.
According to this reportin the New Yorker,
53-year old Debra Ramirez says Kavanaugh
exposed himself and causedher to touch his bare
genitals when the twowere freshmen at Yale.
- Ramirez says she washesitant to come forward,
saying she, Kavanaugh,and others at the party
were heavily intoxicated at the time.
- [Woman] But quote, "Aftersix days of carefully
"assessing her memories and consulting
"with her attorney, shefelt confident enough
"of her recollections."
That has some critics raising questions.
The New Yorker reporthighlights various people
who Ramirez says were therewhen the incident happened.
One person Ramirez saysegged Kavanaugh on denies
even remembering the party.
Another male classmateRamirez says was involved
says he doesn't remember it.
And others who knew Kavanaugh closely
as a freshman also dispute her story.
Still, others support herclaims and her credibility.
Kavanaugh flat-out denies the incident,
saying the allegations are,"A smear, plain and simple."
This comes just one dayafter Senate Republicans
reached a tentativedeal to have Kavanaugh's
first accuser, ChristineFord, testify before
the Senate Judiciary Thursday.
Even if he's confirmed,some Senate Democrats
are hinting at impeaching Kavanaugh.
- I know that Maryland has eliminated
the statute of limitations for kidnapping
and for sexual assault of a minor,
and I think that is stillout there and so there
may be an investigation along those lines.
- [Woman] Senator Hirono, who'd previously
spoken against the culture of complacency
in the face of sexual harassment, stated,
"It's time for men toshut up and step up."
But one Republicansenator who had questions
for Kavanaugh's first accuser took issue
with that statement.
"I am not gonna shut up,with all due respect.
"When I voted for Sotomayor and Kagan,
"nobody on their side told me to shut up.
"They told me how fairI was, how good I was."
- Now the White Houseis standing by Kavanaugh
in a statement issuedlate Sunday night, saying,
"This is nothing morethan a smear campaign
"by the Democrats."
Now the issue becomeshow the Senate Judiciary
will handle these new allegations.
Amber Strong, CBN News, Washington.