‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’: Kavanaugh Strikes Back At Accusers
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed not to bow out of his confirmation process after two women leveled decades-old sexual assault allegations against him in a Fox News interview that will air Monday evening.
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process.” —Brett Kavanaugh
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 24, 2018
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process, and we’re looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity — my lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women … I’m not going anywhere,” he declared.
Kavanaugh’s TV sit-down with his wife comes hours after he issued a similar defiant letter.
“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats against my family will not drive me out. The character assassination will not succeed,” Kavanaugh vowed in the letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh will testify before the judiciary committee Thursday alongside his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
A new allegation against Kavanaugh surfaced Sunday evening detailing an alleged account from Kavanaugh’s freshman year at Yale University. The accuser, Deborah Ramirez, surfaced in The New Yorker and alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken raucous party.
Ramirez is the second woman to surface with decades-old sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward in the Washington Post alleging that Kavanaugh assaulted her while he was age 17 and she was age 15, though she does not remember many key details. The people Ford alleges were at the party with Kavanaugh when he allegedly sexually assaulted her have also not confirmed her account.