Now, in addition to the scarlet letter Christine Ford wrote to Senator Feinstein, there are new allegations of sexual misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh.
In a New Yorker article Deborah Ramirez, 53, claims that in the early 1980s when she was a freshman at Yale University, Kavanaugh “exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”
And the accusations keep piling on. Michael Avenatti, the Trump-hating attorney for Stormy Daniels, claims that during the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and other men would ply women with alcohol or drugs at house parties in Washington, D.C. and then allow men to ‘gang rape’ them.
With all these accusations, Kavanaugh’s nomination is left circling the drain. Even if all of the accusations made by Ford, Ramirez and Avenatti are completely false, Kavanaugh looks like toast.
Kavanaugh vehemently denies all the accusations and vows to keep fighting for the nomination in spite of the ‘smears’ made against him. Trump continues to back his Supreme Court nominee. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises Kavanaugh will get an up-or-down vote by the Senate regardless of how the Judiciary Committee votes.
But the damage done by these accusations, even if false, will probably turn the Senate fence sitters against the nomination. The Democrats and his accusers have made Kavanaugh damaged goods. Despite his vow to stay the course, it would not surprise me one bit if Kavanaugh will withdraw his nomination.
If Kavanaugh is not confirmed by the Senate, Trump better pray that the Republicans retain control of the Senate in the midterm elections. If they don’t, Trump will be unable to seat a conservative Justice on the Supreme Court.