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Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding President Trump take action after a third woman accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
In a letter released Wednesday afternoon by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and addressed to the president, the 10 Democrats on the committee said that Trump should either withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination or order the FBI to re-open its background investigation so as to examine the three "consistent accounts of serious sexual misconduct."
The letter references the claims made by Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh forcibly groped her at a party in high school and who plans to testify before the Senate on Thursday. Additionally, it references the allegations made by Deborah Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a dorm room party in college. But it also mentions the new claims made Wednesday by Julie Swetnick, who alleges that at high school parties Kavanaugh would "spike" drinks so that girls could be gang raped and says she remembers seeing Kavanaugh wait for his "turn" with one of these girls. Kavanaugh has denied all three allegations, saying of Swetnick, "I don't know who this is," per CNBC.
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The Judiciary Committee Democrats say that these allegations should "trigger a meaningful nonpartisan investigation," adding that Kavanaugh's denials are "in serious doubt." Read the full letter here.
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