The allegations by Ford, who went public with her claims September 16, have caused cracks in what appeared to be a smooth path to confirmation for Kavanaugh.
James Roche, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's freshman roommate at Yale, remembers Kavanaugh as a "notably heavy drinker", even for college, who got "belligerent" and "aggressive" when drunk.
"Now a new charge comes up and she says it may not be him and there are gaps".
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He said he was not present at a party like the one described by Ford and noted that others Ford said were at the gathering had no recollection of it.
"I can tell you that false accusations of all types are made against a lot of people", he added. On Sept. 21 he shamed Professor Ford for not coming forward when she says the alleged sexual assault attempt occurred.
Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh drunkenly exposed himself to her and "thrust his penis in her face" at a dorm party in the 1983-84 school year when both were students at Yale.
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.
Vikings' Everson Griffen reportedly in mental health facility
While waiting for the ambulance to take him to the hospital, Griffen reportedly told an officer about people trying to kill him. That man had called Griffen's wife and he brought Griffen home but told police upon arrival that he "didn't feel safe at all".
However, GOP lawmakers sounded more bullish about Kavanaugh's chances on Tuesday, with some discussing keeping the Senate in session this weekend so that they can begin the process of confirming Kavanaugh right away. McConnell spoke on the Senate floor Monday afternoon.
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a working lunch hosted by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
"Judge Kavanaugh is an outstanding person. I am with him all the way", Trump said, calling the allegations politically motivated.
Blasey Ford is scheduled to testify regarding her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Bromwich also questioned the committee's apparent intention to use an attorney to question Ford on Thursday, rather than the senators on the panel.
Another of Ford's lawyers, Michael Bromwich, complained: 'This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate.
Protesters opposing Kavanaugh's confirmation held rallies in Washington, New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Dozens were arrested in Senate office buildings. And although she is not on the Senate Judiciary Committee, she will be watching. Sanders added, "The president has been clear: Let them (the women accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct) speak".
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