President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court defended himself from allegations of sexual harassment in an interview on Fox News Monday evening, and made a startling admission.
"I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone"
Brett Kavanaugh said that not only did he not sexually assault anyone in High School or during his time in college, but that he had no sexual intercourse until well after graduating college.
"We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault," he told Martha MacCallum on her show.
"I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone," Kavanaugh explained. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter... The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends."
"Through all these years that were in question, you were a virgin?" MacCallum asked.
"That's correct," he answered.
"Never had sexual intercourse with anyone in High School?" she inquired.
"That's correct," he repeated.
"And, through what years in college, since we're probing your personal life here?" MacCallum continued.
"Many years, many years after," he responded. "I'll leave it at that, many years after."
Kavanaugh continued on to deny all the accusations against him of sexual harassment.
"We're on the right path"
Kavanaugh's wife also spoke to MacCallum about the difficulties their family has faced throughout the contentious confirmation process.
"The process is incredibly difficult," said Ashley Estes Kavanaugh. "Harder than we imagined, and we imagined it might be hard."
"But at the end of the day our faith is strong and we know that we're on the right path," she concluded.
Here's the interview with Kavanaugh from Fox News:
While Democrats would like to see Kavanaugh's nomination pulled because of the allegations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a defiant statement Monday that there would be a vote on his confirmation to the Supreme Court soon.