Kavanaugh in tearful interview says ‘I’m not going anywhere’


Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in a tearful interview on Monday, said he is “not going anywhere” as two allegations of sexual misconduct roil his path to the high court. 

Kavanaugh added he will not be driven “out of this process” in a Fox News Channel clip released on Monday.

{mosads}”I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process,” he said, sitting beside his wife as she nods. “We’re looking for a fair process where I can be heard, defending my integrity, my lifelong record … of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old.” 

“I’m not going anywhere,” he added.

The full interview with Kavanaugh and his wife is set to air on Fox News channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum” at 7 p.m. Monday. 

Fox News, in an announcement earlier Monday, said that Kavanaugh will address “the allegations of sexual misconduct he is facing, including the new accusation from his former Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez who came forward over the weekend.”

“He will also address the upcoming hearing on Thursday in which one of his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the effect these claims have had on his family,” the release continues.

“Additionally, Judge Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, will speak publicly for the first time about the allegations that her husband is facing,” it adds.

The interview is the first time Kavanaugh will address the allegations publicly since they surfaced.  

Kavanaugh on Monday sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in which he expressed similar sentiments, saying he will “not be intimidated into withdrawing” from his Supreme Court nomination. 

The Supreme Court nominee is facing accusations from two women, both of whom accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while he was intoxicated at small gatherings. He has forcefully denied both accusations. 

Ford is alleging Kavanaugh pinned her down and groped her over her clothes during a high school party, while Ramirez claims he exposed himself without her consent during a gathering at Yale University in the 1980s. 

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