Deborah Ramirez Releases Statement Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote, Accuses Senators Of ‘Laughing And Looking The Other Way’
Deborah Ramirez, who accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college party, released a statement ahead of his Saturday confirmation vote essentially accusing GOP senators of “laughing and looking the other way.”
Statement from Debbie Ramirez ahead of the Judge Kavanaugh confirmation vote. pic.twitter.com/cHfcYrh0xQ
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“Thirty-five years ago, the other students in the room chose to laugh and look the other way as sexual violence was perpetrated on me by Brett Kavanaugh,” wrote Ramirez. “As I watch many of the senators speak and vote on the floor of the Senate I feel like I’m right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way. Only this time, instead of drunk college kids, it is U.S. senators who are deliberately ignoring his behavior. This is how victims are isolated and silenced.”
But I do have corroborating witnesses speaking for me, although they were not allowed to speak to the FBI, and I feel extremely grateful for them and for the overwhelming amount of support that I have received and continue to receive during this extremely difficult and painful time. There may be people with power who are looking the other way, but there are millions more who are standing together, speaking up about personal experiences of sexual violence and taking action to support survivors. This is truly a collective moment of survivors and allies standing together.
Ramirez reportedly spoke with the FBI about her allegations against Judge Kavanaugh last Sunday.
Her statement comes hours before the Senate is scheduled to vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. (RELATED: Alan Dershowitz: Kavanaugh Accuser Represented By Avenatti Should Be Investigated By FBI For Lying)