Protesters across the United States staged a walkout in solidarity with Kavanaugh's accusers

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It's rare for nominees to the Supreme Court to give interviews. It's a theme he returned to in the Fox News interview.

The magazine said it has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party at issue in Ramirez's account. "Innocent until proven guilty is how we do this in America".

President Donald Trump leapt to his defence, the Senate's top Republican accused Democrats of a "smear campaign" and an emotional Kavanaugh declared, "I'm not going anywhere".

Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, said Kavanaugh attacked her and tried to remove her clothing while he was drunk at a party when they were both teenagers in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh also denies those allegations. "Many years after. I'll leave it at that", Kavanaugh said.

Avenatti said he would provide additional evidence in the coming days.

"I have never had any sexual or physical activity with Dr. Ford", Kavanaugh said. He later added that he was asking for "a fair process, where I can be heard and I can defend my integrity".

It's unclear whether these protests will have any effect on the Senate Republicans, who seem dead set on holding a vote, regardless of the mounting accusations against Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh, in written excerpts released by Fox News, said he was "never at any such party" like the one described by Ford. We have also repeatedly made it clear that policy disagreements are not a valid reason to vote against him.

'I then took the step of sending a confidential letter to one of my Senators, Ranking Member Feinstein, and I understand that you have a copy of that letter.

If Kavanaugh's nomination does make it to a vote from the entire U.S. Senate, it is possible that some GOP senators could join Democrats in voting against the nominee. Lawyer Michael Avenatti said he was representing a woman with information about high school-era parties attended by Kavanaugh and urged the Senate to investigate. "We believe Deborah Ramirez", the event's organisers said on its Facebook page.

On Monday, protesters staged a national #BelieveSurvivors walkout at their places of work in solidarity with Dr Ford and Ms Ramirez. "This is a very dynamic situation".

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Even though three women have accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of serious sexual misconduct, he used his wife Ashley to vouch that he's a good guy who would never do what has been alleged.

Speaking at the United Nations in NY on Monday, Mr Trump said Brett Kavanaugh is "outstanding", adding: "I am with him all the way".

Kavanaugh appeared to well up with emotion when he went on to say: "Starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old".

"Everything is an excuse for delay, no matter how unsubstantiated", Hatch said.

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford wrote Sen.

White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec blamed Democrats for the latest allegation. "The White House stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh". Chairman Les Moonves, according to a person on the call.

"I'm not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process".

Seating Kavanaugh on the nation's top court - or not seating him - could affect the fight for control of Congress in the November 6 election.

For Trump, getting the conservative Kavanaugh into the lifetime appointment would cement his mission to shift the court to the right for years to come.

White House spokesperson Kerri Kupec told Fox News: "This 35-year-old, uncorroborated claim is the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats created to tear down a good man". Deborah Ramirez, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, said he exposed himself at a party when they were both first-year students.

The New Yorker said Ramirez had hesitated to speak publicly, partly because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged episode and there were "gaps" in her memory.

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