WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at the second woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, suggesting that her account was not credible because she had been drinking.
“The second accuser has nothing,” Trump said before a bilateral meeting with Colombian president Iván Duque Márquez. “She admits that she was drunk. She admits time lapses.”
Trump said Democrats do not believe the allegations against Kavanaugh and are attempting to pull off a “con” in order to stop his confirmation.
The New Yorker reported Sunday that Deborah Ramirez, the nominee’s former Yale classmate, claims that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and ‘caused her to touch [his genitals] without her consent as she pushed him away’ during an on-campus party his freshman year.
According to the report, Ramirez has “acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening” because she was drinking.
However, she has said that she is now confident that Kavanaugh assaulted her.
The report came after California-based professor Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her, tried to remove her clothes and held his hand over her mouth when they were both in high school.
Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations.
Ford and Kavanaugh are both set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Trump has previously cast doubt on the first accuser, tweeting last Friday that if the alleged incident was “as bad as she said,” then she would have immediately filed charges.
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018