Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested at the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew

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A second woman has come forward, alleging the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. "And she said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him, but it might have been him".

Ramirez alleged in an article published by The New Yorker Sunday night that while she and Kavanaugh both attended Yale University in the early 1980s, he pulled down his trousers and exposed himself to her.

"I had never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, not ever", Kavanaugh said in an interview with Fox News.

"The second accuser has nothing", Trump told reporters while at the United Nations General Assembly in NY. Deborah Ramirez, who was also a Yale freshman at the time, said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dormitory party.

Ford's lawyers said that in a Sunday morning call with committee staff members they agreed to the hearing even though the committee refused to subpoena Mark Judge, a Kavanaugh friend who Ford said witnessed the attack, as well as others she said were present.

They are playing a con game and they are playing it very well, much better than Republicans.

"This is a high quality person, and it would be a terrible insult to our country if this doesn't happen", Mr. Trump added.

"There's a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything", Trump said.

Previously Christine Blasey Ford alleged that Kavanaugh and another book had shut her in a room and tried to tear at her clothes.

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However, Kavanaugh denied that the incident took place, calling it a "last minute allegation" before he becomes a judge of the Supreme Court.

Ramirez told her story in a piece published in the New Yorker over the weekend.

"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process", he said, according to an excerpt of the interview to air in full Monday night. Kavanaugh deinied the latest allegation. Jim Inhofe said of Kavanaugh. "And we won't stand for Senate Republicans' despicable attempts to strong-arm a sexual assault survivor".

Ford will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, after which Kavanaugh will have the opportunity to respond.

The remark took a different tone from the White House earlier in the day, when Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had said on ABC News that the White House "would be open" to having Ramirez testify.

Her allegation against the conservative federal appeals court judge has endangered his confirmation by the Republican-led Senate to a lifetime job on the top United States court.

In the Fox interview Kavanaugh got a taste of the personal questions he'll face from senators.

In a show of confidence, Republicans said they were discussing keeping the Senate in session this weekend so that they can begin the process of confirming Kavanaugh right away. Several Republican senators have said they won't decide how to vote on Kavanaugh until after the hearing. This is not the first time that the president has blasted one of Kavanaugh's accusers.

Mormon Women for Ethical Government, which is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the allegations are serious and the Senate shouldn't rush Kavanaugh's vote.

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