What Message Is The Kavanaugh Nomination Fight Sending Young People?

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"What I know is the truth, and the truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh told Fox News' Martha MacCallum in an exclusive interview.

As he and other Republicans have said before, Trump today said that "a con game being played by the Democrats" with regard to the accusations against his nominee Kavanaugh.

Already, hundreds of people have headed to DC to put their bodies on the line to stop Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, with thousands more supporting them.

Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dormitory party in the 1983-1984 academic year.

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With his future and reputation on the line, Kavanaugh stepped up his defense, saying "I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever".

"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen".

Ramirez told the magazine she was on the floor, drunk at a Yale party when the alleged incident took place.

Mr Kavanaugh said it was possible he may have met Ms Ford at some time, but he said they were not friends and did not travel in the same social circles. If they do, it would likely spoil the chances of a hardline conservative judge - or any Trump-chosen nominee - to be confirmed in a full Senate vote and could potentially force Trump to choose a more moderate candidate.

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"Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated".

After delivering a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump lashed out at Deborah Ramirez, the second accuser to bring allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"The allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are all from when he's a teenager, and then we're supposed to believe he's a judge of a dozen years, hiring female law clerks?"

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec called the new allegation part of a "coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man".

Instead, he now faces an explosive Senate showdown against the first of his accusers, university professor Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to testify against him Thursday.

"This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate", he argued. Eva Malecki, communications director for Capitol Police, confirmed the arrests were made at the Dirksen Senate Office Building but would not say how many.

"I am looking for a fair process, a process where I can defend my integrity and clear my name".

Despite calls for a halt to the hearings and an FBI investigation, Republicans continue to rush Kavanaugh's confirmation, dismiss the serious allegations, and perpetuate harmful and discredited myths regarding sexual assault and survivors (for instance, that if they don't report immediately, they must by lying). Lisa Murkowski, one of the key swing votes, wants the sexual assault allegation to be taken seriously.