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>> I'm not gonna let false accusations drive us out of this process.>> Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, vowing to fight on against mounting allegations of sexual misbehavior. Taking to the airwaves, as President Trump and his Republicans ramp up their defense of the high court nominee.>> I'm not going anywhere.
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>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington, where Judge Brett Kavanaugh's chances of getting on the Supreme Court appear to be in greater jeopardy. After a second woman has come forward with a story of sexual misconduct. Republicans are standing behind Kavanaugh, but the political costs of doing so at this point are only getting higher.
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Republican's fighting back after the New Yorker Magazine published accusations from a woman named Debra Ramirez. Who says Kavanaugh exposed himself during a drunken party at Yale University in the 1980s. Kavanaugh, calling it character assassination, saying he won't be intimidated into dropping out, making his case on Fox News with his wife Ashley at his side.
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>> We're looking for a fair process where I can be heard and defend my integrity and my life-long record of promoting dignity and equality for women.>> Trump says he's standing by his nominee.>> Hopefully he will be confirmed quickly.>> Kavanaugh's due to testify before the Senate on Thursday, along with his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who says he sexually assaulted her in high school.
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A potential make or break week in Trump's effort to push the Supreme Court to the right. Democrats like Senator Mazie Hirono calling on the FBI to investigate both claims. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll schedule a vote as quickly as possible after Thursday's planned hearing.>> Senate Democrats and their allies are trying to destroy a man's personal and professional life on the basis of decades-old allegations.
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>> Protesters getting arrested at the capital and rallying on the steps of the Supreme Court.>> I believe Debra Ramirez.>> Republicans are vowing to get Kavanaugh through the Senate. But even if they succeed, they could pay a heavy price in the November congressional elections. This has sparked a broader debate about women's rights, and whether their experiences of sexual harassment have been swept under the rug.
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It's also served as a reminder of all the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. That's not what Republicans want the main topic of conversation to be. As they try to convince voters that they should remain in charge on Capitol Hill.