Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, slammed Democrats for orchestrating a defamatory “political takedown” of Judge Brett Kavanaugh by leveling unsubstantiated, 11th hour accusations against him in a bid to derail his Supreme Court nomination.
“Yet again, Senate Democrats actively withheld information from the rest of the Committee, only to drop information at politically opportune moments,” Grassley said in a statement. “They are more interested in a political takedown than pursuing allegations through a bipartisan and professional investigative process…Of course, we will attempt to evaluate these new claims.”
Late Sunday (September 23), a woman named Deborah Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her at a drunken dorm party when they were undergraduates at Yale University in 1983 (or 1984 — she can’t remember exactly).
Instead of going to law enforcement or to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ramirez went public with her bombshell claims to the liberal media — in this case, the leftist New Yorker magazine.
Like the first Kavanaugh accuser (liberal professor Christine Blasey Ford) Ramirez could not remember specific details of the alleged incident and confessed that “there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening” because she was drunk at the time.
According to the New York Times, “Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.”
Moreover, the New Yorker magazine admitted that it did not confirm with other eyewitnesses if Brett Kavanaugh was even at the party in question.
Two Yale classmates of Deborah Ramirez have since issued a statement saying there’s no way Judge Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party.
“We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year Yale…We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it — and we did not. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett.”
They added: “Some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was pending…We never saw or heard about this [alleged incident].”
The best friend of Ramirez tells Ronan Farrow of Ramirez: “this is a woman I was best friends with. We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.” pic.twitter.com/AQVHdN8Dlk
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) September 24, 2018
Deborah Ramirez’s best friend also cast doubt on Ramirez’s hazy claims, telling the New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow: “This is a woman I was best friends with. We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.”
Even the Trump-hating New York Times could not confirm Deborah Ramirez’s claims.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 24, 2018
Comically, Michael Avenatti — the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels — has opportunistically inserted himself into the middle of this orchestrated fracas.
Avenatti teased on Twitter that he’s representing someone who wants to smear Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge.
My client is not Deborah Ramirez.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 23, 2018
Meanwhile, Judge Kavanaugh has categorically denied all allegations against him, calling them “smears.”
Similarly, the White House slammed Ramirez’s accusations as political theater “designed to tear down a good man,” and issued a statement refuting each of her claims.
New: White House just sent out a statement reprinting every line in the @NewYorker that could be seen as weakening Debbie Ramirez’s allegation, that Brett Kavanaugh aggressively exposed himself to her at a party during their freshman year at Yale. pic.twitter.com/TP7D2WCSRG
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) September 24, 2018
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