WASHINGTON D.C. (News4Utah)- A second woman has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and a prominent attorney says he represents a third woman with credible allegations.
In a Fox news interview, Kavanaugh denied the allegations of sexual assault and misconduct.
Hawaiian Senator Mazie Hirono — one of Kavanaugh’s harshest critics– questions whether Republicans want to get to the truth
“What’s surprising to me is, for him and everybody else who says they want to get to the truth, is why they do not support an independent FBI investigation?”
Even Republican senator Lisa Murkowski, who is considered a pivotal swing vote, says she would support the FBI reopening the background investigation.
“An investigation would certainly clear up some of the questions,” she said.
Murkowski’s Republican colleagues strongly disagree with the idea of an FBI investigation. Even after a second woman who attended Yale with Kavanaugh came forward with new allegations.
South Dakota Senator John Thune said he believes its all politics.
Senator Lindsey Graham said the allegations against Kavanaugh “could not even get out of the batter’s box in the legal system”.
“This is a job interview. This is not a criminal preceding. And we need to focus on the character credibility and candor of this nominee,” Hirono added.
A hearing with Judge Kavanaugh and his original accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, is scheduled for Thursday.
As the date nears – celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti say he represents yet another woman with allegations against Kavanaugh.
Avenatti says she has worked for the government and is credible. He says she will reveal her identity when she feels safe.