Sen. Blumenthal on New Kavanaugh Accuser: If Republicans Have ‘Any Sense of Morality,’ They Won’t Vote Friday
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) spoke with reporters and gave his reaction the Michael Avenatti‘s new client, Julie Swetnick, who has come forward with allegations against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Blumenthal, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, referred to the sworn declaration by Swetnick as an “affidavit, sworn under oath,” and called her a “survivor of a vicious sexual attack.” He also noted that if it is determined by the FBI that she’s lying, she “loses her livelihood” due to her security clearances.
He was then asked about the scheduled vote Friday morning to confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“If my Republican colleagues have any sense of morality, they will refuse to go forward on Friday,” Blumenthal told reporters. “They will demand an FBI investigation. And in fact, the White House should do so. If Judge Kavanaugh is really serious about clearing his name, he should demand an FBI investigation of these detailed, precise, absolutely staggering allegations.”
When asked if he thought Kavanaugh was “lying” about his denials, Blumenthal responded by saying his is “untruthful if he fails tomorrow” at the hearing, noting that there’s a “pattern” of “vile, predatory, sexual misconduct.”
Swetnick alleged that Kavanaugh acted inappropriately at various house parties towards women and that she had seen Kavanaugh and his pal Mark Judge in “trains” waiting to take turns gang raping a victim in a bedroom. She claims to be one of those victims.
Kavanaugh and his first accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled to testify tomorrow.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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