Second woman accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of misconduct

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A second woman has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court.

Ford's husband, Russell Ford, was quoted by the Post as saying the thought that Kavanaugh could be considered for the Supreme Court after Trump took office troubled his wife so much that she considered moving as far away as New Zealand.

For their part, Democrats say Republicans are mounting an unseemly rush to get Kavanaugh into the nine-member Supreme Court while they still control the legislature.

"I just don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the #metoo movement", she said, using the popular name for the wave of women who have shared stories of being victims of sexual assault and misconduct, particularly in the workplace.

He said a hearing on Kavanaugh's first accuser's claims would occur as scheduled Thursday and the full Senate would vote on his nomination shortly thereafter, though he did not set a date.

In the second claim, Deborah Ramirez told The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party in the 1983-84 school year.

Before President Trump's nominee can be approved for the vacant seat on the U.S. top court, he has to be approved by the 20-person Senate Judiciary Committee and then the whole Senate.

Judge Kavanaugh has issued a fresh rebuttal of the allegation.

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

Ford has said she wants the FBI to investigate her claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.

Kevin de Leon, a Democrat in the California state Senate, said that Feinstein should have confronted Kavanaugh with it at his hearing, AP reported. The woman said Kavanaugh forced her to come in contact with his penis while both were inebriated at a party.

A woman who accuses Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of trying to rape her in 1982 has offered to testify to the Senate if it can "ensure her safety". "What exactly is the standard for ruining one man's life based on decades of allegations that have nothing to do with him?"

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) also said that if the allegations against Kavanaugh are true, the House Judiciary Committee "must open an investigation into these allegations to determine whether Kavanaugh should keep his current job or whether there are grounds for impeachment".

"It is not accurate to say that those who knew him at the time dispute this", Farrow said on ABC.

Per Ramirez, she said she can still remember him standing beside her and pulling up his trousers.

Still, left-wing interest groups frame Senate Republicans, who invited Dr. Ford to testify in any capacity in which she felt comfortable, as the villians. The White House is standing by Kavanaugh, as well.

President Donald Trump has accused Feinstein and the Democrats of "very purposefully" waiting to release the allegations in order to jeopardize Kavanaugh's nomination. Lindsey Graham said in a statement on Monday. Telling other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee could risk outing Ford, who had asked that her identity be protected.

Mike Davis, the committee's chief staffer for nominations, tweeted twice overnight about his key role in the committee's review of Christine Blasey Ford's allegation, as well as criticism of Ford's attorneys and his desired outcome of the process.

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