New Claims Add Fuel to Showdown Over Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

9/26/18
from The Wall Street Journal,
9/25/18:

Third woman alleges she was drugged, raped at 1982 party where Kavanaugh was present.

On the eve of a critical Senate hearing that could decide the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a third woman came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s even as partisan anger deepened on both sides. The revelations shocked Capitol Hill, where Republican lawmakers are seeking to advance a nomination that legal scholars and lawmakers say could cement a conservative majority.

Committee aides also were seeking on Wednesday to speak with the judge’s latest accuser, Julie Swetnick, but she was not scheduled to appear at the hearing. Mr. Kavanaugh forcefully denied the allegations, saying he felt like he was in the Twilight Zone. “This is crazy town — it’s a smear campaign,” Mr. Kavanaugh told the committee.

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