People everywhere walk out in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

People everywhere walk out in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces at least two accusations of sexual misconduct, and yet, Senate Republicans remain determined to appoint him. "I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place, but what I know is I've never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said.

With his future and reputation on the line, Kavanaugh stepped up his counterattack with a statement denouncing a "last minute character assassination" aimed at forcing him to stand aside.

"His family has suffered", he said in NY while attending the United Nations General Assembly. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Ford described a high school party at which she said Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge locked her in a room at a home in suburban Maryland in the early 1980s. Go ahead and ruin this guy's life based on an accusation - I don't know when it happened, I don't know where it happened and everybody named in regard to being there, said it didn't happen.

Joining the maelstrom, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal fight with President Donald Trump, claimed to represent a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate.

He said of Kavanaugh, "This is a high quality person, and it would be a awful insult to our country if this doesn't happen".

"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 following a meeting Monday afternoon at the United Nations. Kavanaugh denies the allegation.

She alleged that Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party.

"I'm confident we're going to win", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. Kavanaugh has denied both allegations.

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Ford is set to testify publicly at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday about the allegations and Kavanaugh is expected to testify afterward in response to the same panel. Several Republican senators have said they won't decide how to vote on Kavanaugh until after the hearing.

"What we are witnessing is the total collapse of the traditional confirmation process for a Supreme Court nominee", Graham said on Twitter.

"The second accuser doesn't even know, she thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not", Mr Trump said during a United Nations meeting on Tuesday.

After the interview aired, the sense in the West Wing was relief that Kavanaugh was able to present an image to counter the allegations.

Democrats have accused Republicans of not conducting a thorough review in their rush to get Mr Kavanaugh confirmed.

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is one of a handful of Senate Republicans undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation.

Take Action to Support Survivors and Oppose Brett KavanaughTake Action to Support Survivors and Oppose Brett KavanaughRepublicans continue to rush Kavanaugh's confirmation and dismiss the serious allegations.

Many chanted "I believe Christine Ford", as they called on the Senate leadership to take the allegations made by Ford and Ramirez seriously.