After Second Woman Comes Forward, Trump Says He’s With Kavanaugh “All the Way”

The White House claims accusers are participating in a Democratic plot to kill the nomination.

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President Donald Trump on Monday was unwavering in his support for Brett Kavanaugh amid a second allegation of sexual misconduct against the Supreme Court nominee, lashing out at the accusations as the “single most unfair” controversies intended to derail a candidate “for anything.”

“I am with him all the way,” Trump said as he arrived in New York for the UN General Assembly. “There’s a chance that this could be one of the single most unfair, most unjust things to happen to a candidate for anything.”

Echoing conservatives eager to dismiss the allegations currently roiling Kavanaugh’s nomination, the president also claimed that the accusations are “totally political.”

The remarks come the morning after the New Yorker published an account from Deborah Ramirez, a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale, who alleged Kavanaugh “thrust his penis” in her face during a drunken party their freshman year. Kavanaugh has denied the new allegation as a “smear.” Meanwhile, Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in the 1980s, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

In the wake of the second allegation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday called on the committee to immediately postpone further proceedings for Kavanaugh’s nomination process. “We need a fair, independent process that will gather all the facts, interview all the relevant witnesses, and ensure the Committee receives a full and impartial report,” Feinstein wrote in a letter to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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