A second group of women has sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee testifying that Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, didn’t assault them.
“We have come together to attest to Judge Kavanaugh’s character by sharing with the committee that on no occasion did Judge Kavanaugh assault us in any way, sexual or otherwise.”
The women say their experience with Kavanaugh includes interactions with him in a variety of settings, including when he was alone with them, sometimes with alcohol.
Kimberly Davidson, a former librarian at Martin Luther King Library in Washington, D.C., where Kavanaugh grew up, said she interacted with Kavanaugh “multiple times” over the years and not once did he act in any way other than what would be expected from a young man in a public library. “He was always respectful and friendly and, I would say, even charming at times,” Davidson said.
The group of 65 women joins another group of 65 women who came forward earlier this month to say Kavanaugh didn’t assault them at any time.
John Henry, president of Evangelicals for a Moral Court, said he can’t recall a Supreme Court nominee ever getting the explicit support of so many women. “One hundred and thirty women is not a small number,” Henry said. “It’s hard to argue that Judge Kavanaugh isn’t a man who treats women with respect and dignity when you have such a large and diverse group of women coming together to affirm he did not push them down, try to remove their bathing suit, grind his genitals against them, and cover their mouths to keep them from screaming for help. Nor did he try to put his genitals in their mouths while they were drunk.”
Robert Reed, president of The Conservative Majority, says he has a third group of 65 women he’s prepared to come forward with if questions persist about Kavanaugh’s treatment of women over the years. “We will have as many groups of 65 women as we need because, really, there are just so many women Judge Kavanaugh has not assaulted,” Reed said.
Kavanaugh has been accused by Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, of assaulting her at a party when they were in high school in suburban Maryland. Since the allegation was made public, in early September, another woman has come forward alleging a sexual assault while they were at a party at Yale University. And Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels in her case against Donald Trump, says he has been contacted by a third woman about an alleged assault by Kavanaugh.
Reed says the latest allegations against Kavanaugh don’t change the calculus of whether conservative groups will continue supporting him as their family-values champion. “We have allegations by three women versus the support of two groups of 65 women,” Reed said. “Do the math.”
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