In response to the allegation from an unknown woman that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her alongside his friends at a party in high school, 65 women have come forward to defend his character.
According to the Washington Examiner, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday "released a letter from the women, who said they have known Kavanaugh for more than 35 years, including during his years at Georgetown Preparatory School, an all-boys school in North Bethesda, Md."
The women assert forcefully that Brett Kavanaugh has always treated women "honorably."
"For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect," the women wrote in the letter. "We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the committee at this time."
All 65 women claim to have known Brett Kavanaugh and his family throughout various stages of his life and say he has been persistent in his decency.
"Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity," the women wrote. "In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day."
Kavanaugh's unidentified accuser sent a letter of her encounter to Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) in July and allegedly reached out to Feinstein's office directly, who kept it secret at the accuser's request. On Thursday, Feinstein released a statement saying she received "information" regarding Kavanaugh, which she passed on to federal authorities. Now The New Yorker has a profile on the allegations; no evidence has been presented of his guilt.
Kavanaugh has "categorically" and "unequivocally" denied the allegation. "I did not do this back in high school or at any time," he said.