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 GrassleyScandal in Puerto Rico threatens chance at statehood Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator Democrat: Treasury 'acknowledged the unprecedented process' in Trump tax return rejection MORE (R-Iowa) said on Sunday the committee intends to move ahead with the vote as planned. 

Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDemocrats should rise above and unify against Trump's tweets US-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite MORE (S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake urges Republicans to condemn 'vile and offensive' Trump tweets Flake responds to Trump, Jimmy Carter barbs: 'We need to stop trying to disqualify each other' Jeff Flake responds to Trump's 'greener pastures' dig on former GOP lawmakers 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