Kavanaugh Tells Senate He Won't Withdraw His Supreme Court Nomination

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not backing down after another woman came out and accused him of sexual misconduct during his freshman year at Yale University. In a letter to Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Diane Feinstein, Judge Kavanaugh said that "the coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out."

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. 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."

He described the allegations being levied against him as nothing more than "smears, pure and simple" and said that he plans to testify to clear his name

"They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service."

Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump defended his Supreme Court nominee, calling the latest allegations "totally political." 

“I am with Judge Kavanaugh,” Trump declared. “For people to come out of the woodwork from thirty-six years ago, and thirty years ago, and never mentioned it, all of a sudden it happened … totally political.”

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