News reports indicate that Democrats have been speaking with a second woman who is now prepared to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The accuser is reportedly Deborah Ramirez, 53, and went to Yale at the same time as Kavanaugh. She describes a bizarre scene of Kavanaugh exposing himself at a party in a dorm. Ramirez admits that she was drunk and was previously uncertain if she could implicated Kavanaugh.
Ramirez was studying sociology and psychology at Yale when she said she attended a party. Both she and Kavanaugh were freshmen and she was repeatedly selected in a drinking game. She recalls someone pointing a plastic penis at her and then later she says that Kavanaugh exposed himself and shoved his penis in her face — forcing her to come into contact with it. She notably identified other people at the party so we could have a situation not unlike the one with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Ramirez could face questions over her memory and initial reluctance to implicate Kavanaugh. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez about the story and she was later contacted by staff for Democratic senators after they were altered by “a civil-rights lawyer.” She reportedly said that her memories was spotty due to the drinking at the party and she did not initially implicate Kavanaugh. However, The New Yorker reports that “[a]fter six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.” She now wants an FBI investigation.
The timing and gaps in memory is likely to again raise objections from the GOP. The question now is whether she will also be invited to appear at a hearing to give her account under oath and face questioning from the Committee.