After hearing the allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, two of his former girlfriends came forward.
In both cases, the women wholeheartedly defended Kavanaugh.
The Two Mauras
One of Kavanaugh’s high school girlfriends, Maura Kane, stated, “I’ve been friends with Brett Kavanaugh for over 35 years, and dated him in high school. In every situation where we were together he was always respectful, kind and thoughtful.”
“The accusations leveled against him in no way represent the decent young man I knew. We remain good friends and I admire him as a husband, father and professional,” she added.
Maura Fitzgerald, a college girlfriend, stated, “Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school. I dated him in college and he was and is nothing like the person who has been described.”
“He always conducted himself honorably with me at all times when we were together. He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely,” she added.
The overall sense of Republican senators seems to be on the side of Kavanaugh as well.
The challenge for everyone, in this case, is the fact the Dems sat on this information for so long, only to introduce it at the last second.
Senator McConnell made that very point with his own statement.
He also stated that he trusted the process and believed Chairman Grassley will proceed in the proper manner.
Senate Dems had ample opportunity to raise this allegation through regular order, including in closed session. They chose instead to leak it to the press. Moving forward, I am confident in Chairman @ChuckGrassley’s ability to proceed through this process.https://t.co/9hQ93EqRZn
— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) September 17, 2018
Grassley stated he will proceed “by the book,” but it remains unclear if Kavanaugh’s confirmation will move to the floor for a vote on Thursday as planned.
At this point, bipartisan interviews are being conducted with both Kavanaugh and his accuser.
It is not up to the interviewers to decide if this woman’s story merits further exploration or not.
Based on the outpouring of support for Kavanaugh and the lack of corroboration for her story, it would appear, though, that the hearings will move forward as expected.