Ken Starr says 'I trust Brett Kavanaugh' over allegations that are 'so wildly out of character'

Former independent counsel Ken Starr said on Monday that he trusts Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after sexual misconduct allegations from the 1980s surfaced. 

"I don’t know how to say anything about Brett Kavanaugh other than I love this person," Starr told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton on "Rising." 

"I’ve known him since 1994. I’ve worked alongside him — this is so wildly out of character and I love that so many young women who had gone to high school with Brett came forward and attested to his character so I trust Brett Kavanaugh and he has emphatically denied the charges," he continued. 

Starr's comments come after California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with her accusation against Kavanaugh in an interview with The Washington Post on Sunday. 

Ford told the publication that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes in the early 1980s, when the two were attending neighboring high schools in Montgomery County, Md.

She said the incident has impacted her mental health in the decades after the alleged incident. 

Kavanaugh said in a statement that he "categorically and unequivocally" denies Ford's claims. 

Democrats have called for the confirmation vote on Kavanaugh to be delayed, but Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes Trump: 'Great to see' Pelosi plan to lower drug prices Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices MORE (R-Iowa) said on Sunday the committee intends to move ahead with the vote as planned. 

Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate Judiciary Committee requests consultation with admin on refugee admissions Trump reignites court fight with Ninth Circuit pick Trump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition MORE (S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (Ariz.) said they want to hear from Ford, while Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE (R-Tenn.) said he thought it was best for the committee not to vote until they hear from Ford. 

— Julia Manchester