Three women have now accused the Supreme Court nominee of misconduct.
Christine Blasey Ford has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school. After a contentious back-and-forth with Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ford agreed to testify about her experience. Since then, two other women have brought forward allegations against Kavanaugh.
Julie Swetnick, represented by attorney Michael Avenatti, claims she was present at numerous high school parties where Kavanaugh, his friend Mark Judge, and others targeted women with drugs and alcohol to cause them to “lose their inhibitions” so they could be “gang raped.” She says she was a victim of one of these “train” rapes and that Judge and Kavanaugh were “present” when she was raped, but she does not directly accuse them of participating.
Kavanaugh has unequivocally and categorically denied all of these accusations. The Judiciary Committee plans to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday, one day after his hearing with Ford. As a floor vote approaches, all eyes will be on key Republican swing votes like Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Jeff Flake (AZ).
Author: Lexie Schapitl