Hundreds of women who graduated from Yale University have signed an open letter supporting a former student accusing President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
“We are coming forward as women of Yale because we have a shared experience of the environment that shaped not only Judge Kavanaugh’s life and career, but our own,” reads the letter, which was published on Medium on Monday.
“We are committed to supporting all women who have faced sexual assault, not only at Yale, but across the country,” the letter said, before demanding that the new allegations against Kavanaugh be “thoroughly investigated” and that a confirmation vote be delayed until “all witnesses have testified under oath.”
As of 1:30pm on Monday, over 900 Yale women have signed the letter.
The Hill added:
Kavanaugh has denied the charges from Deborah Ramirez, calling them a smear. They were made in a report published Sunday by The New Yorker. It noted that at least two Democratic offices are investigating the incident.
The report was published a week after Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault while the two were in high school. Kavanaugh has also denied her charges and is scheduled to testify along with Ford on Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The letter from Yale alumnae was published on the same day hundreds of Yale Law School students staged a sit-in to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination and demand an investigation be launched into the allegations against him.