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Here’s the news you need to know on this Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Two former girlfriends of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh set the record straight in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations
Maura Fitzgerald and Maura Kane both joined 63 other women in signing a letter in support of Kavanaugh.

Fitzgerald said she was “absolutely shocked” at the allegations against Kavanaugh and said they are “the polar opposite of the Brett Kavanaugh that I’ve known for over 35 years.”

Kane said she also “couldn’t believe” the allegations, adding that she attended the judge’s public confirmation hearings and witnessed several other women offering statements supporting Kavanaugh.

JCN’s Carrie Severino discusses next week’s potential hearing over sexual misconduct accusations made against Kavanaugh
“I know memories are fuzzy. That is the challenge with this allegation. I also think, this can’t be an excuse to throw something out at the last minute . . . . I think, let’s not just use this for delay. Move forward and decide up or down [who] the senators believe . . . in this.”

Former assistant to President George W. Bush speaks out against Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations
“This is an environment Brett Kavanaugh understands and knows well, being in the White House, knowing when it’s all hands on deck, people come together and work through some difficult times. This is certainly a challenge. I would imagine, you know, Brett, of course, he said very publicly, he knows what he wants to say. He believes and he’s hoping that people will believe him. So, I’m sure he is reinforcing that at the white house because he needs to have all of the support of the administration, of course, behind him. I think they are saying all the right things as well. They want judge Kavanaugh to be heard. Once again, we have already heard his knowledge of history, Constitution and the law. We can’t dispute that. Now it’s his character on the line and he needs to be heard, but so does the accuser. They agree with that.” – Anita McBride

Former Kavanaugh clerk spoke out against sexual misconduct allegations on CNN’s Newsroom
“All I can speak to is the judge himself and what I and really the whole world at this point know about his character, which is overwhelmingly women have come out of the woodwork through this entire process to testify to the respect with which he treats them, with his championing of us in the workplace, and every other context.” Former Kavanaugh clerk, Sarah Pitlyk.

Watch: Woman who knew Kavanaugh in high school speaks out
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct; women who worked with or know Kavanaugh respond on “The Ingraham Angle.”

Former Kavanaugh clerk defends the judge in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations

“I’ve known him and his family for 12 years, and I can tell you that entire time I’ve known him, he has acted with the utmost character, integrity.” Former Kavanaugh clerk, Jennifer Mascott.

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