Donald Trump Jr mocks Kavanaugh sexual assault accusations with meme

Clay Curtis
September 18, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford said via a lawyer she is ready to answer questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh and one of his friends trapped her in a room and attempted to pull her clothes off at a high school party in 1982.

"Exhibit A. Democrat evidence against Brett Kavanaugh 1963", the post reads.

Flake, who serves on the Judiciary committee, told the Post that he has made it clear he is not comfortable with voting on Kavanaugh's nomination later this week "if we have not heard her side of the story or explored this further". Dianne Feinstein orchestrated the leak and subsequent release of Ford's letter, not merely to sink Kavanaugh and level accusations in a way that would make it hard for the judge to defend himself, but also to try and delay Republican efforts to confirm any nominee until after the midterms.

"I have never done anything like what the accuser describes - to her or to anyone", Kavanaugh said.

President Ronald W. Reagan speaking at a press conference while standing with his Supreme Court Justice nominee Robert H. Bork, July 1, 1987.

The White House and other Kavanaugh supporters had dismissed the allegation when it was initially conveyed in a private letter.

But she said her client was taking no decision on political matters, when asked if Kavanaugh should withdraw.

"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday".

"I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her", he testified. Kavanaugh said on Monday that he is willing to refute Ford's "false allegation" before the Senate Judiciary Committee if necessary.

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Stressing that Kavanaugh had already testified and undergone Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks, Conway said: "I think you have to weigh this testimonial evidence from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh along with the considerable body of evidence that is already there about the judge's temperament and qualifications and character".

It is unclear if Trump Jr was aware at the time that Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, would make her identity known the next day in the Washington Post.

White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters Monday that Ford "should not be ignored or insulted; she should be heard", adding that Ford should also testify under oath on Capitol Hill.

Both Ford and Kavanaugh have expressed willingness to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the allegations. Debra Katz, attorney representing Ford, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss details of the allegations and why she thinks Republicans are trying to play hardball.

One student wrote Ford "has something wrong with her".

Something to remember, though, the public doesn't confirm Supreme Court justices, Congress does.

Democrats, led by New York Senator Chuck Schumer, immediately called for it to be postponed, though Republicans gave no indication on Sunday that they would accede to the calls by Democrats, most of whom already publicly oppose Mr Kavanaugh. Even now, leading Democrats on the judiciary committee are arguing that any hearings featuring Ford should be delayed.

In a statement on Monday, Kavanaugh called the allegation by Ford, who is a college professor, "completely false".

Media personalities like Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Chuck Woolery and Matt Drudge seized on this as proof that Ford couldn't be trusted.

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