At the eleventh hour, a new allegation of sexual misconduct has been raised against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
A woman who reportedly went to Yale with Kavanaugh claims he exposed himself to her at a party – “though she’s admitted she was drunk at the time, has ‘gaps’ in her memory and isn’t entirely sure it was Kavanaugh,” reports MRCTV.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday slammed Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the “last minute unsubstantiated smear” and for dragging Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family through the mud in an effort to “take [his] nomination down.”
McConnell while speaking on the Senate floor said that “even by the far left’s standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low.”
“Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations that are unsubstantiated and uncorroborated," he said.
“That, Mr. President, is where we are,” the Senate Majority Leader continued. “This is what the so-called resistance has become. A smear campaign, pure and simple, aided and abetted by members of the United States Senate.”
McConnell noted that Democrats don’t actually have Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s best interest in mind, having violated her “request for confidentiality in order to inflict maximum damage at the last minute on Judge Kavanaugh and his family.”
"The Democrats wouldn't let... a complete lack of evidence or the accuser's request for confidentiality get between them and a good smear," he said. "It's despicable."
McConnell added that the Democrats were “completely opposed to this nomination anyway” and “promised the far left to take this nomination down – whatever it took, whatever the cost.”
"Let's put aside this last minute unsubstantiated smear,” he said, referring to the new allegation of sexual misconduct. “Let's return to the facts. Let's have a fair hearing on Thursday hearing the facts that we do have.”
He promised that Kavanaugh will get an “up-or-down” vote before the Senate “in the near future” – putting to rest calls for further delay.
Both Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford are expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Kavanaugh in an interview on Monday again denied the allegations against him and said that he and his family are “not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process.”