Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Donald Trump blasts second Kavanaugh accuser as a ‘mess’ and ‘inebriated’

Donald Trump blasts second Kavanaugh accuser as a ‘mess’ and ‘inebriated’

"We believe survivors", it added.

"So if he doesn't get to be on the Supreme Court, maybe he'll be 'The Bachelor, '" Kimmel joked.

Trump's remarks came as Republicans worked to shore up GOP support for the beleaguered Kavanaugh, whose march toward Senate confirmation has been rocked by allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties from two women. Of Ramirez's allegation, Trump said, "And now a new charge comes up".

"It is from this experience that I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk".

It's unclear whether these protests will have any effect on the Senate Republicans, who seem dead set on holding a vote, regardless of the mounting accusations against Kavanaugh.

Mr Kavanaugh referenced a letter signed by dozens of women he knew in high school which defended the judge, saying "listen to the people who know me best".

"While I am frightened, please know, my fear will not hold me back from testifying and you will be provided answers to all of your questions", Ford wrote. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday. But at the beginning of a week where the Kavanaugh story could go in all sorts of unpredictable directions, particularly at Thursday's Judiciary Committee hearing involving the judge and his principal sexual assault accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, McConnell made a public pledge: "I want to make it perfectly clear ..."

Kavanaugh said on the conservative-friendly Fox News Channel that he wasn't questioning that Ford, his initial accuser, may have been sexually assaulted in her life. "I want a fair process where I can defend my integrity and I know I'm telling the truth".

Ramirez accused Kavanaugh in an article published in the New Yorker magazine on Sunday of exposing himself to her during a drunken dormitory party at Yale.

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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called on McConnell to apologize to Ford "for labeling her allegations a 'smear job, '" adding, "I challenge you, Leader McConnell, if you are so convinced this is a smear campaign, you'll have no problem with an FBI investigation to prove your case".

Kavanaugh has denied Ramirez's accusation and labeled it a "smear". The president has said that Republicans are too easily manipulated by Democrats, that he is sick of Ford's attorneys getting their way and that he does not believe her accusations are credible, according to a Republican briefed on Trump's private comments. He has the chance to be one of the greatest justices in the United States Supreme Court.

It's been a particularly traumatizing week for victims of sexual assault and harassment.

His tweets sparked the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport, in which survivors of sexual assault explained why they didn't report their attacks.

As Judge Brett Kavanaugh has now publicly denied ever sexually assaulting "anyone", the White House says it would be "open" to hearing from Kavanaugh's latest accuser, Deborah Ramirez, and it could happen as soon as Thursday.

While other Republicans have sought to undermine the women's accounts, Trump has gone further.

"Together, we show them the power of solidarity, the power of having a voice", said Twitter user and activist Delaney Tarr.

"I am over the boys' club".

"Following Dr Ford's testimony, Judge Kavanaugh will appear again before the committee", a media statement said.

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