Senior staffers for Republican senators were aware of a second allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh as early as last week, according to a report in the New Yorker — resulting in a push to hold the Supreme Court nominee’s confirmation vote as soon as possible.
Deborah Ramirez’s accusation involves an incident that occurred during their time at Yale University.
> Senate Democrats also found out last week, and at least two of the four who knew reportedly started investigating the allegation to assess its credibility. “This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh,” said Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-H). “It should be fully investigated.”
> Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is now calling for the confirmation hearing to be delayed until the FBI can investigate Ramirez’s alleged assault, which she says occurred when she and Kavanaugh were attending Yale, as well as that of professor Christine Blasey Ford, who says she was assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were both in high school.