Kavanaugh Denies Incident
Much like he has denied Ford's accusations, Kavanaugh again insisted that he took no part in what allegedly occurred in Ramirez's descriptions.
"This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so," Kavanaugh said in a statement.
"This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations."
White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec argued that the latest allegations are a political ploy by Democrats against Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
"This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man. This claim is denied by all who were said to be present and is wholly inconsistent with what many women and men who knew Judge Kavanaugh at the time in college say," Kupec said.
"The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh."
Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who has strongly been backing a delay on Kavanaugh's nomination due to Ford's accusations, called on all proceedings related to the nomination to be postponed, however.
"An investigation needs to be conducted as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background investigation by career professionals at the FBI — not partisan staff of the Committee," Feinstein wrote in a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley following Ramirez' claims.
"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. Should the White House continue to refuse to direct the FBI to do its job, the Committee must subpoena all relevant witnesses."