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 Defense: Trump rails against media coverage | Calls reporting on Iran tensions 'highly inaccurate' | GOP senator blocking Trump pick for Turkey ambassador | Defense bill markup next week Trump reaches deal to lift steel, aluminum tariffs on Mexico, Canada Top GOP senator blocking Trump's pick for Turkey ambassador MORE (R-Iowa) said on Sunday the committee intends to move ahead with the vote as planned. 

Republican Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump: Anonymous news sources are 'bulls---' Trump: 'Good chance' Dems give immigration 'win' after Pelosi called White House plan 'dead on arrival' The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition — Trump: GOP has `clear contrast' with Dems on immigration MORE (S.C.) and Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeProtesters who went viral confronting Flake cheered at award event Feinstein to introduce bill raising age to purchase assault weapons after California shooting Pollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge MORE (Ariz.) said they want to hear from Ford, while Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCorker: 'I just don't' see path to challenge Trump in 2020 Ex-GOP Sen. Corker: Trump primary would be 'good thing for our country' Pollster says Trump unlikely to face 'significant' primary challenge MORE (R-Tenn.) said he thought it was best for the committee not to vote until they hear from Ford. 

— Julia Manchester