Coons: Kavanaugh ‘Bears the Burden of Disproving These Allegations’

Yale Law School students are protesting the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and demanding an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Dozens of angry protesters were arrested outside the Capitol Hill offices of multiple senators Monday as opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh grew stronger amid accusations of sexual assault as a young man.

These three are not the only Yale classmates of Kavanaugh's who have had a change of heart since the number of allegations against him grew. "As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, people who are not victims or perpetrators but may know of sexual misconduct have been increasingly criticized for complicity".

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway told CBS that the accusations against Mr Kavanaugh sound like "a vast left-wing conspiracy", using rhetoric that echoed Hillary Clinton's 1998 description of allegations that her husband, President Bill Clinton, had had affairs.

Ms Ford accuses Mr Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

However, something else appears to be closed: Trump's mind in regard to Ramirez's claim that Kavanaugh "thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without consent" 35 years ago at a Yale University party.

"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process and we're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity my lifelong record". Perhaps a more in-depth investigation can help answer the question and our political leaders can will themselves to conduct one fairly and thoroughly without delay.

Gerken also acknowledged an open letter to Senate Judiciary Committee that's now been signed by some 50 members of the YLS faculty.

The Post noted that it reached out to more than 30 Yale alumni who knew Kavanaugh and wrote letters in support of his nomination, many of whom said they still support him.

Follayttar Smith said she was not among those arrested.

"These incidents can go on to shape individuals who become really very prominent", she said. "We believed Anita Hill then, we believe Dr. Ford now", she said.

"We're all in danger if allegations are all it takes to prove our guilt". "So I'd say don't shy away from the responsibility we have as Yale students to each other now and also to our country down the line".

"I would think an FBI investigation would be warranted", Ramirez is quoted as saying in The New Yorker.

John Clune, the Boulder attorney who is representing Deborah Ramirez, also said he and his client have been in contact with the Senate Judiciary Committee "to determine the best process to provide senators with additional information".

"It effectively encourages students to participate in the protests and penalizes those who choose not to by disrupting the class schedule", she said. An editor's note said the two did not "did not wish to dispute Ramirez's claims".

  • Rogelio Becker