BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman from Boulder who claims Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of exposing himself to her is talking with the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyer says.
A lawyer representing Deborah Ramirez also posted on Twitter they hope for an FBI investigation.
Ramirez says the incident happened while she and Kavanaugh were students at Yale University in the early 1980s.
On CNN Tuesday evening John Clune, Ramirez’s attorney, accused Senate Republicans of doing whatever they could to not hear her accusations.
“We’ve had a number of email communications, but the difficulty is that every time we try to set up a phone call the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a phone call with us,” said Clune.
A call with senators was scheduled for 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, but Clune says by the time the call happened only Democrats were on the line.
“It seems like a lot of game playing going on by the majority party right now, and all we want to find out is what is it they’re contemplating to find out, how this is being investigated, and how Debbie can provide her information to the Senate,” Clune added.
President Donald Trump spoke again about the newest allegations.
“She said she was totally inebriated. She was all messed up. She doesn’t know it was him. Might have been him. ‘Oh gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court justice because of that.’ This is a con game being played by the Democrats,” he said.
While Kavanaugh and Trump denounce Ramirez’s claims, her attorney notes the process she went through before making the accusations – notably, that she did not disclose more details that she felt she could not confidently confirm.
“She is the most careful and conscientious client that I have ever had. She is very adamant that she is not going to put forth information that she doesn’t actually recall and isn’t something she can rely on. To the extent that she was looking for additional information, that was just smart investigation that she remembers things accurately to the time,” said Clune.
Kavanaugh and another accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are expected to testify Thursday.
Ford say Kavanaugh attacked her at a party when they were in high school.
Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced it scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Friday – a day after Ford’s testimony.