Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are investigating yet another accusation of misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to documentation reviewed by NBC News.
> According to an anonymous complaint sent to Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman he socialized with in the Washington, D.C., area in 1998 while he was inebriated.
> The sender of the complaint described an evening involving her own daughter, Kavanaugh and several friends in 1998.
> “When they left the bar (under the influence of alcohol) they were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh, shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually.”
> “There were at least four witnesses including my daughter.” The writer of the letter provided no names but said the alleged victim was still traumatized and had decided to remain anonymous herself.
Sources familiar with the matter told NBC News that staff for committee Republicans questioned Kavanaugh about the alleged incident by phone on Tuesday, with their Democratic counterparts listening on the call but asking no questions.
Kavanaugh reportedly denied the allegation.
> A Democratic source said the minority wasn’t satisfied by the Republicans’ questions about the incident during the call, calling them cursory, and believed it should be investigated more deeply.
This allegation becomes the fourth against Kavanaugh, after three women came forward publicly with claims of sexual misconduct during his high school and college years.