Ramirez alleged in an article published by The New Yorker Sunday night that while she and Kavanaugh both attended Yale University in the early 1980s, he pulled down his trousers and exposed himself to her.
Kavanaugh told MacCallum, "I never did any such thing". That accusation, in a report by The New Yorker magazine, pushed the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats for further investigation. "She admits she was drunk". And it'll be a awful, disgusting thing for future political people, judges, anything you want, it'll be a terrible thing.
"We are now in a place where it's not about whether or not Judge Kavanaugh is qualified", Murkowski told the New York Times in an interview published online Tuesday. "The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so". Realistically, though, prosecuting under 18 USC 1001 for false statements would be as problematic as making a case against Kavanaugh, for the same reasons - the passage of nearly four decades of time.
He also remembers Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college party, as an "honest" and "trusting" person who could have been targeted by groups like Kavanaugh's due to her insecurities about her relatively "less privileged background".
Trump fired at Kavanaugh's accusers at the United Nations on Tuesday, saying Ramirez "has nothing" and was "totally inebriated and all messed up" at a Yale party decades ago where she claims Kavanaugh exposed himself.
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Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway told CBS on Monday that the accusations against Kavanaugh sound like "a vast left-wing conspiracy", using rhetoric that echoed Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs.
It's unclear whether these protests will have any effect on the Senate Republicans, who seem dead set on holding a vote, regardless of the mounting accusations against Kavanaugh.
Meanwhile, McConnell continued to blame Democrats Tuesday morning for how they've handled the confirmation process and defended Kavanaugh against the allegations.
Capitol Hill has become a wild cat and mouse game, as reporters scramble to track down the key swing votes who could make or break Kavanaugh's nomination.
Kavanaugh has vigorously denied the allegation against him and on Monday night took the extremely unusual step of appearing in a TV interview while the Senate considers his nomination.