It’s unclear whether the second woman to come forward against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh will testify before the Senate at all.
Deborah Ramirez, who claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party, has refused to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Our counsel repeatedly tried to reach [Ramirez’ attorney]. They finally did reach him, and he said we are not issuing a statement. He said if you want our statement, read the New Yorker,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Setting Her Own Terms
It would be nice if someone would let these liberals know they don’t get to set the rules.
Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who accused Kavanaugh of misconduct, made multiple demands before agreeing to testify before the Senate committee, and now Ramirez is following suit.
According to reports, the committee reached out to Ramirez on several occasions, but through her legal counsel, she is refusing to discuss the matter with them.
Instead, she wants the FBI to open an investigation into her claim.
As Ford found out, that is not exactly how things work in the justice system.
Ramirez’s attorney, John Clune, has painted a picture of being silenced by Republicans.
“We have been working hard to cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee … and they have refused to meet all scheduled appointments,” Clune stated.
Republicans were quick to set the record straight after Clune made his statement.
According to the Washington Examiner, a top Judiciary Committee GOP aide told them, “The Ramirez legal team has declined to comply with the committee’s established process and investigation and seem to prefer working through the media.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday that emails showed Ramirez’ attorneys had sidestepped six different requests from the Judiciary committee on whether Ramirez would cooperate with committee investigators.
If Ramirez’s claims were legitimate, we would welcome her day in court.
However, her story has more holes than a slice of swiss cheese.
She was at a party, yet nobody else seems to remember it happening.
Furthermore, Ramirez herself cannot even remember all the “details” of the incident.
Until Ramirez can actually present some concrete evidence to corroborate her story, there simply is no need for the committee to even entertain hearing her.