Republican Senator Orrin Hatch casted doubt on the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday.

Hatch noted that the accusers waited until after Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings to come forward, suggesting that the timing is suspect.

“Well, it’s amazing to me that these allegations come out of nowhere at the last minute and that they weren’t brought earlier in this process,” Hatch said to reporters on Capitol Hill. “And its not untypical for our friends on the other side to pull that kind of crap.” – READ MORE

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in a tearful interview on Monday, said he is “not going anywhere” as two allegations of sexual misconduct roil his path to the high court.

Kavanaugh added he will not be driven “out of this process” in a Fox News Channel clip released on Monday.

“I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process,” he said, sitting beside his wife as she nods. “We’re looking for a fair process where I can be heard, defending my integrity, my lifelong record … of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old.”

“I’m not going anywhere,” he added.READ MORE

An embattled Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he won’t be “intimidated into withdrawing” his nomination to the Supreme Court, as he called accusations he sexually harassed and assaulted women decades ago while in high school and college “smears” in a new letter to top lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh wrote in the letter. “The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last minute character assassination will not succeed.”

Kavanaugh, who intends to testify Thursday before the committee about the allegations along with the first accuser, has been hit with fresh but uncorroborated accusations.

“There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring,” Kavanaugh wrote. “These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse.” – READ MORE

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