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More than 75 women come to defense of Kavanagh
More than 75 women have come to the defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Sept. 21 in light of allegations of sexual assault against him by a professor in California. The group of dozens of women took to the stage at a Washington, D.C. hotel to support Kavanaugh, who is being nominated for the Supreme Court. “We know the man, we know his heart and we have known him over every aspect of his life," said Sara Fagen, who worked with him in the White House for former President George W. Bush, according to the Washington Examiner. The Examiner said that the dozens of women are colleagues, friends, and ex-girlfriends. Fagen added: "The charge leveled against him is inconsistent with every single thing we know about him.” Another woman, Meghan McCaleb, who has known him since high school, said that “the acts of which Brett is accused represent a stark departure from the behavior my friends and I have witnessed in more than four decades.” McCaleb also said that Kavanaugh is a “gentleman of the highest caliber who always treated women with decency and respect.” She said, “He stood out as the most responsible guy who always treated us with kindness and respect.” She said that he dated McCaleb’s sister at the time. "Brett wouldn't do that in a million years. I'm totally confident. That would be completely out-of-character for him," said Paula Duke Ebel, who knew Kavanaugh when they were students in several Catholic schools in Washington D.C. in the 1980s, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, the AP reported that “she interacted with Kavanaugh hundreds of times” during that time period. Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old psychology professor, has said that Kavanaugh cornered her into a bedroom during a party in the 1980s. She alleged that he pinned her to a bed and tried to undress her while clamping his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream. A friend of his jumped on the bed and knocked them over, and she was able to escape, she said. Kavanaugh said that Ford’s allegation is “completely false.” The Senate Judiciary Committee invited Kavanaugh and Ford to testify at a hearing on Sept. 23. Ford’s lawyers said she wants the FBI to investigate her allegations of what happened 35 years ago. Trump Responds President Donald Trump responded to the allegations and Ford's letter, which was put forward by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, on Sept. 21. "Senator Feinstein and the Democrats held the letter for months, only to release it with a bang after the hearings were OVER - done very purposefully to Obstruct & Resist & Delay. Let her testify, or not, and TAKE THE VOTE!" he tweeted. "The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW. Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?" the president asked. Kavanaugh, Trump added, is a "fine man" who has "an impeccable reputation," but who is under assault by radical left-wing politicians. They don't "want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter," he said, adding: "I go through this with them every single day in D.C."