Brett Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley took the unusual step of being interviewed by Fox News to continue to deny allegations that he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford and exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez. Ramirez alleges Kavanaugh shoved his penis in her face and exposed himself to her at a party in college.
In a statement provided by the White House, Mr Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple".
The White House has not wavered in its support of Kavanaugh, with the president tweeting that he is a "fine man" after Blasey Ford's allegations came to light. A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify.
Kavanaugh, 53, has been the subject of mounting sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks. But after consulting a lawyer, she said she felt confident in her recollection. The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend writers' room also stepped out for the effort. "Neither Dr. Blasey Ford nor Judge Kavanaugh is on trial".
In a defiant letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he would "not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process". Many called out Trump, as well as some Senate Republicans who have questioned the women's accounts. The counsel said it was the committee's "non-negotiable" right to determine who would be allowed to testify.
Ramirez, meanwhile, alleged that Kavanaugh pulled down his trousers and thrust his penis in her face at a Yale party during the 1983-84 school year. The newspaper reported that it had examined the calendars and noted they list basketball games, movie outings, football workouts, college interviews, and a few parties with names of friends other than those identified by Ford.
For survivors and the people who care about them, the message is crushing and familiar: Your experience doesn't matter.
Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee's chairman, said on Sunday the committee will "evaluate" Ramirez's allegations against Kavanaugh. "We're going to stick to it". "But I think she's sincerely wrong". "The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh".
Conway said, "I don't think one man's shoulders should bear decades of the #MeToo movement" that has toppled powerful men across industries over the past year.
"I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there", she said.
Democrats, though, say the New Yorker allegations now suggest a pattern of bad behavior on Judge Kavanaugh's part and a Republican rush to confirm the judge has to slow down. He said that in the near future Kavanaugh "will be voted on here on the Senate floor, up or down". Feinstein or the lawyer helping you so that what it said could have been considered in August and during the week of September 4, when the committee hearing was held, including a senators-only session of the hearing'.
Democrats again called for the FBI to investigate Ford's claims, a request that was unlikely to be met as President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have said it's unnecessary.
In a play off the New York Times slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print", McConnell said "the latest allegation is not fit to print" and added that Senate Democrats "just wanted another hit in the press". She made several eyebrow-raising statements during her CBS appearance, such as claiming some women don't report their sexual assaults because other women "make false accusations".
Republicans viewed the demands for an investigation, and Ford's various requests, as a way to delay voting on Trump's nominee.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, will appear in an unusual - if not unprecedented - interview, in which they'll address allegations of sexual misconduct.
Kavanaugh was questioned by committee staff last week.
According to the article, "Ramirez acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening, and that, if she ever presents her story to the F.B.I. or members of the Senate, she will inevitably be pressed on her motivation for coming forward after so many years, and questioned about her memory, given her drinking at the party".
Kavanaugh's decision to give a television interview sent Supreme Court experts back to the history books.