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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 GrassleyColorado governor, spouse test positive for COVID-19 McConnell halts in-person Republican lunches amid COVID-19 surge Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19 MORE (R-Iowa) said on Sunday the committee intends to move ahead with the vote as planned. 

Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBiden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden Let's give thanks to Republican defenders of democracy MORE (S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeBiden eyeing Cindy McCain for UK ambassador position: report Profiles in cowardice: Trump's Senate enablers McSally concedes Arizona Senate race MORE (Ariz.) said they want to hear from Ford, while Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand Cornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' MORE (R-Tenn.) said he thought it was best for the committee not to vote until they hear from Ford. 

— Julia Manchester