Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation


No Democrat has come out in support of Kavanaugh's nomination.

On Friday, Feinstein's office defended the senator's decision to send the letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the face of criticism that she did not come forward with the allegations sooner.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", wrote the women, who said majority had attended all-girl high schools in the area. Hill was vilified in the media and Thomas was confirmed.

I thought he should just "let it rip", Kennedy said of Booker's statements. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", said Kavanaugh's statement.

This has all the indicators of an 11th hour character assassination and a desperate attempt to delay and defeat the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, who has a sterling reputation in his community, his profession, his church and among hundreds of friends, colleagues and co-workers.

Feinstein's staff initially told other Democratic members' offices that the incident took place too long ago to be brought up in public, and that Feinstein had "taken care of it".

Democrats fighting the nomination say that could turn the court away from guaranteed abortion rights, against programs that benefit disadvantaged minorities, and for greater presidential immunity from the law.

"We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983". In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. "That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day", the letter states. Sources told NPR that the California senator felt pressure to put something out publicly after a report indicated she had not briefed fellow members of the panel on a document. "And now, after it's all over, she produces the letter". "That information never came up".

The FBI confirmed that it received the information Wednesday evening and included it in Kavanaugh's background file, which is maintained as part of his nomination. "I think it makes us look bad", he added.

Separately, Grassley's spokesperson George Hartmann told ABC News that Grassley is "respecting the request for confidentiality".

The White House also weighed in with a statement on Thursday.

Tillis also questioned the timing of the letter's existence becoming public, and why the letter's author would not come forward in a confidential setting. "Feinstein or anyone raised the specter of new "information" about him", Kupec said.