On Sunday night, we learned through Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer that Deborah Ramirez had come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Shortly thereafter, the flood gates seemingly opened, as multiple witnesses then came forward through Michael Avenatti, expressing that they would like to testify that Kavanaugh participated in multiple gang rapes.
Considering the shock of all these allegations, it’s only natural and fitting that the Senate Republicans within the GOP would step in and try to do anything and everything they can in order to discredit these claims, because that is exactly what they did when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein went public. However, in the case of Deborah Ramirez, it appears that plan wasn’t quite enough for them.
Instead, according to Farrow and Mayer, when Senate Republicans first learned about Ramirez’s accusations last week, they promptly “issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote.” In other words, before word could get out and completely ruin the Kavanaugh confirmation, they wanted to bury and move forward as quick as possible.
Knowing that the GOP didn’t blink before attempting to sweep critical and potentially criminal information about their Supreme Court nominee under the rug didn’t sit very well with Democrats. Ultimately, Republicans were unsuccessful and unfortunately for them, the bad news didn’t stop there. Between the sexual assault allegations made by Ford, Ramirez, and now multiple others’ wanting to speak out about gang rape allegations, the nomination confirmation is looking less likely by the day.