According to a 23-page transcript of an interview with Brett Kavanaugh conducted by a staffer with the Senate Judiciary Committee, the nominee allegedly raped a woman in the back of a car. This, along with several other sexual assault allegations, had not been reported in the media until yesterday. In all there were six sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh that are discussed in the interview transcript.
“This is really disturbing. Full transcript of a Senate staffer interview with Kavanaugh details SIX total sexual assault allegations, including a drunken rape in a car that (as far as I know) hasn’t been previously reported.”
This is really disturbing. Full transcript of a Senate staffer interview with Kavanaugh details SIX total sexual assault allegations, including a drunken rape in a car that (as far as I know) hasn’t been previously reported. https://t.co/KhZG605Jb4
— Angry WH Staffer (@AngrierWHStaff) October 1, 2018
After the FBI finally received the green light to conduct an unrestricted investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, we started wondering what else might come to light this week.
Yesterday’s release of the Senate Kavanaugh interview transcript answered that question.
We’ve now learned that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was accused of having raped a woman in the back of a car. The Senate Judiciary Committee took this accusation seriously and questioned Kavanaugh about it during private hearings that were conducted on September 26th.
The identify of the woman who alleged Kavanaugh raped her in a car is not known. However it is known that she sent a letter to California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. In this letter she gave details of what happened. The Senate Judiciary Committee read the letter to Brett Kavanaugh, asking him to respond to it. The explicit and disturbing section of the woman’s letter (found on page thirteen of the transcript) is as follows:
“Kavanaugh and a friend offered me a ride home. I don’t know the other boy’s name. I was in his car to go home. His friend was behind me in the backseat. Kavanaugh kissed me forcefully. I told him I only wanted a ride home. Kavanaugh continued to grope me over my clothes, forcing his kisses on me and putting his hand under my sweater. ‘No,’ I yelled at him.”
“The boy in the backseat reached around, putting his hand over my mouth and holding my arm to keep me in the car. I screamed into his hand. Kavanaugh continued his forcing himself on me. He pulled up my sweater and bra exposing my breasts, and reached into my panties, inserting his fingers into my vagina. My screams were silenced by the boy in the backseat covering my mouth and groping me as well.”
“Kavanaugh slapped me and told me to be quiet and forced me to perform oral sex on him. He climaxed in my mouth. They forced me to go into the backseat and took turns raping me several times each. They dropped me off two blocks from my home. ‘No one will believe if you tell. Be a good girl,’ he told me.”
According to the official transcript from the Senate staff, after hearing the above passage read to him, Kavanaugh responded by saying:
“Nothing — the whole thing is ridiculous. Nothing ever — anything like that, nothing. I mean, that’s — the whole thing is just a crock, farce, wrong, didn’t happen, not anything close.”
This bombshell transcript was just released on Monday even though the interview took place a week ago. Clearly the Republicans in the Senate did not want this information made public BEFORE a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. This is one reason they have been trying to rush a vote.
But the allegations against Kavanaugh are very serious and very disturbing. Some Republican senators — such as Flake, Murkowski and Collins — know that the accusations need to be researched in more detail. They know that the country — and even their own party — will be better off if the accusations are dealt with before a vote is taken.
The FBI investigation may reveal more information, and these senators of conscience know that we must take all steps necessary to prevent a rapist from obtaining a lifetime appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.