On July 9, 2018, President Trump announced his official nomination for the Supreme Court. He revealed that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be his Supreme Court nomination. On Thursday, September 20, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination.
Now, however, a harmful accusation has emerged that could threaten Kavanaugh's chances of making it to the Supreme Court. Because of the accusation, several Democrats have asked for a postponement in order to undergo an investigation. However, according to NBC News, GOP leaders are hoping to have the nomination confirmed by the new term in October.
On Monday morning, Judge Brett Kavanaugh spoke out about the accusations himself. Below is his newest statement:
He said, "This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes- to her or to anyone."
"Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday," he continued.
"I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity," he concluded.
On Monday morning, the ten Democrats on the panel submitted a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.
They wrote, "All Senators, regardless of party, should insist the FBI perform its due diligence and fully investigate the allegations as part of its review of Judge Kavanaugh's background. Staff-level examination of these allegations should not go forward until the FBI's career professionals with the requisite investigative expertise have completed their review. Once the FBI has completed its independent work, we hope that we can work together in a bipartisan manner to decide on next steps."
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec spoke out about the allegations as well:
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