Speaking out about the unsubstantiated accusations of sexual misconduct launched against him, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that he did not engage in sexual relations throughout his high school years and many years thereafter.
This flies in the face of the wild allegations of sexual misconduct, which all apparently happened when Mr. Kavanaugh was in high school and college.
The highly-anticipated interview does not appear until 7 p.m. Eastern, but journalists have already begun posting exchanges.
“We’re talking about allegations of sexual misconduct. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter. And the girls from the schools I went to and I were friends,” says Kavanaugh, sitting alongside his wife.
“So you’re saying through all these years that you were in question you were a virgin?” asks MacCallum.
The judge responds, “That’s correct.”
“Never had sexual intercourse with anyone in high school?” the Fox News host follows up.
“That’s correct,” Kavanaugh responds.
“And through what years in college, since we’re probing through your personal life here?” she asks.
“Many years, many years after,” he responds. “I’ll leave it at that, many years after.”
This is quite the exchange between Kavanaugh and Martha MacCallum: pic.twitter.com/4q8moIljnH
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) September 24, 2018
Top Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have slammed what they described as a “smear campaign” orchestrated in part by Democrats. Meantime, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, has asked for the Kavanaugh nomination to be halted while the FBI investigates the allegations.
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