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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) on Monday accused Senate Democrats of engaging in a coordinated campaign to prevent Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed.
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"The goal is delay. Nothing new to most of us. It should be clear now to all Americans that Democrats are engaged in a coordinated effort to stop Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation by any means possible," Hatch said during a speech on the Senate floor.
Hatch added that "every accuser deserves to be heard," but castigated how Democrats have handled the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh.
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"Moreover, a person who has committed sexual assault should not serve on the United States Supreme Court, but the way my Democratic colleagues have approached these allegations makes clear that the driving objective here is not the truth, but politics," Hatch continued.
Hatch was referring to new allegations which emerged Sunday night. The New Yorker reported that Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh in the 1980s, has accused the Supreme Court nominee of drunkenly thrusting his **** in her face, causing her to inadvertently touch it as she pushed him away, at a party when he was a freshman.
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Kavanaugh called the claim a "smear, plain and simple," and said he looks "forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations."
The New Yorker reported that Ramirez was "at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident," and that "she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh's role in the alleged incident with certainty."
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Ramirez decided to come forward after "six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney."
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