Second Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney: GOP Senators Keep Changing Rules or Adding Conditions on Us
The attorney for Deborah Ramirez, who is the second woman to publicly accuse SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, accused the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of not cooperating with his client.
In response to Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying, “If Ms. Ramirez submits evidence and testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which committee investigators have requested, we can decide how to proceed,” Ramirez’s attorney John Clune appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper to suggest that GOP lawmakers are not pursuing this allegation.
“I don’t know where the senator is getting that information from,” Clune told Cooper tonight. “We’ve had a number of e-mail communications with the committee so far, but the difficulty is he every time we try to set up a phone call the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a phone call with us.”
Clune went on to say that when they finally scheduled the phone call, no Republican committee members joined.
“It feels like there’s a lot of game playing that’s going on right now by the majority party, and we just want to be able to talk to them and find out what is it they’re contemplating about how this will be investigated or how Debbie could provide her information to the Senate,” he explained.
When asked if his client would submit her testimony to the committee without an FBI investigation, Clune said he “wouldn’t recommend she do that.”
“If it’s just a matter of her disclosing information to them, that would be one thing,” he said. “But if they’re intending to have either grilling from the senators or grilling from some other individual, that kind of cross-examination cannot be a replacement for a meaningful investigation.”
Ramirez made her allegations against Kavanaugh known in an investigation by the New Yorker on Sunday, in-which she claimed the SCOTUS nominee drunkenly thrust his nude body toward her when they were students at Yale in the 1980s.
Watch above, via CNN.
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