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Gabbard says new allegation against Kavanaugh 'warrants further investigation'

Presidential contender Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardHarris faces biggest moment in spotlight yet Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Netflix over 'Cuties' film MORE (D-Hawaii) says lawmakers should look into the latest allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughVermont secretary of State says Kavanaugh's correction still unsatisfactory Kavanaugh corrects opinion in voting case following Vermont official's objection The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states MORE.

“It warrants further investigation,” Gabbard told Hill.TV during an interview that aired on Wednesday, responding to a recent New York Times report detailing an incident from Kavanaugh's college years.

“It’s something that we need more information on before we make any decisions about what happens next,” she added.

Gabbard argued that Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing last year was “fast-tracked” by the Trump administration, suggesting that the judge hadn’t been properly vetted in the first place.

“There were questions that were being raised,” she told Hill.TV. “The FBI was not pursing all the leads that they were given.”

Gabbard’s comments come after a bombshell report by the Times over the weekend about a former Yale University classmate who alleged that the now-justice exposed himself at a college party and other students pushed his genitals into the hand of a female student.

The newspaper later issued a correction nothing that friends of the woman involved said she doesn’t recall what happened.

The correction drew widespread criticism of the paper, including from President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE, who said that Kavanaugh was again being treated unfairly by the media.

In response to the new allegations against Kavanaugh, a number of 2020 Democratic hopefuls have demanded that he be impeached.

Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren has expressed interest in being Biden's Treasury secretary: report The Democrats' 50 state strategy never reached rural America What a Biden administration should look like MORE (D-Mass.) and Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Harris more often the target of online misinformation than Pence: report Maya Rudolph says she loves playing Kamala Harris on SNL: 'Feels like being on the side of the good guys' MORE (D-Calif.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D), and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhat a Biden administration should look like Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE have all said that they would support impeaching Kavanaugh.

—Tess Bonn