Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has responded to allegations of attempted sexual assault after his accuser, Christine Ford went public in a Washington Post report. Those thinking that Kavanaugh might withdraw from consideration would be wrong, as Kavanaugh continued to deny the allegations, and said he’d testify under oath as well.
“This is a completely false allegation,” Kavanaugh said in a statement released Monday morning. “I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone.”
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Kavanaugh said he didn’t even know who was making the allegations until Ford finally identified herself after initially remaining anonymous.
“I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Commitee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity,” he said.
Ford is also willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to her attorney Debra Katz. Katz made the rounds on television Monday morning, stating that her client was reluctant to go public, but now that she has done so, she is ready to testify regarding what she feels was an attempted rape.
“She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get her story forth,” Katz said.
Ford claims that at a party when they were in high school, Kavanaugh forced himself on her, groped her, and tried to remove her clothing, while another male was present in the room. The other male has denied the allegations.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Thursday, but several members have expressed a desire to delay the vote until after hearing from both Kavanaugh and Ford.
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