With the first anti-Kavanaugh accuser's story falling apart, late yesterday a second anti-Kavanaugh accuser emerged with an even less corroborated claim. So much so that even the New York Times would not run with it. And this second accusation is following a similar pattern to the first.
For starters, the accusation is being dropped as a last-minute bombshell. Second, GOP members of the Judiciary Committee were apparently blindsided by the accusation, only learning about it through the story published by The New Yorker. Third, there are no corroborating witnesses, and the accuser's recollection is at best fuzzy. Fourth, this is clearly politically motivated.
Here is how The New Yorker chronicles the accuser's path to bringing this second accusation public:
"[The accuser] was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident. In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After 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..."
Despite any clear recollections and despite the lack of any corroborating eye witnesses, Sen. Feinstein is calling for a postponement of Thursday's scheduled hearing/showdown over the first allegation.
For the record, Judge Kavanaugh flatly denies the allegation.
Clearly, the Democrats will not stop until they have destroyed Judge Kavanaugh's reputation in their goal of defeating this nomination while damaging Republicans in the mid-term elections. And their strategy is working. A new poll released over the weekend found that 50% of those surveyed now oppose the nomination, with just 40% supporting.
As a result, the outcome of the Kavanaugh nomination will likely be decided in the next 72 hours based in large part on how grassroots citizens respond to these attacks!