This Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing into the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes during a party when both were in high school in Bethesda, Md., more than 30 years ago. But some of Ramirez's classmates vouch for her integrity and recall seeing Kavanaugh "frequently and incoherently drunk".
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"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man", White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.
A White House spokeswoman added in a second statement that the allegation was "designed to tear down a good man".
Grassley's spokesman, Taylor Foy, accused Senate Democrats of withholding information on the latest allegation and of seeking a "political takedown" of Kavanaugh.
The New Yorker said the allegation came to the attention of Democratic senators through a civil rights lawyer.
This report contains reporting from The Associated Press and AFP. A sign on her front door indicated she would have no comment.
But in polling conducted in the days after Ford made her allegations public, the numbers had shifted - and not in Kavanaugh's favor.
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Kavanaugh's nomination hangs precariously. The developments could also determine the fate of Kavanaugh's confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators.
Defections among Republicans would probably block his path to the Supreme Court.
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec said the Administration is going to continue to stand by Kavanaugh.
A White House official seized on the article's mention that at least four Democratic senators received information about the allegation. "I am with him all the way", Trump said after he arrived in NY to attend the United Nations General Assembly. "I knew that's not what I wanted, even in that state of mind".
"Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford", Keyser's lawyer, Howard Walsh, said in a statement.
Ramirez did her best to push him away but his penis ended up touching her. Kavanaugh was a freshman at the time in 1983. Unusual for a teenager, Judge Kavanaugh seemed to keep track of his days even during summer vacation.
Kavanaugh, now an appeals court judge in Washington, said no witnesses have supported the allegations and called them a "grotesque and obvious character assassination". Then, like now, another Republican president had selected a Supreme Court nominee, now-Justice Clarence Thomas, facing accusations of sexual harassment.
Until recently, Trump had remained uncharacteristically silent on the accusations against Kavanaugh, and had refused to publicly address Ford by name. A breakthrough came over the weekend as Ford agreed to testify.
There are still unresolved procedural and logistical issues regarding Ford's testimony, her lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her. Ford's lawyers said "various senators have been dismissive of her account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions".