After his second day of testimony in his first case before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has raised questions about whether his testimony was fair and accurate.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday asked the Supreme Court to consider whether Kavanaugh’s account of his first encounter with a student he met at a bar in 1999 “was accurate.”
Kavanaugh testified that the girl was not intoxicated, and that she asked him to take a picture of her and that he told her he didn’t want to, according to transcripts of the hearing obtained by The Associated Press.
The girl said she was not sexually assaulted, but Kavanaugh said he never told her that, according the transcript.
“This is a person who is not a person of substance, is not going to say that,” Kavanaugh said.
“The only thing I said was, ‘I don’t want a picture,'” Kavanaugh said, according with transcripts of his testimony.
“And I didn’t say that at the time, so you don’t know if I meant that in that sense.”
He said the girl told him she thought he was “not really that great a guy,” and that “I don�t think he really cared for me, or if he cared at all.”
Kavanaugh said in his testimony that the girls’ behavior was “disgusting,” but he said he didn�t “think it was sexual assault” and said he was never asked for consent.
Kavanaugh also said he had never met the girl and that there was “no sexual battery” in the encounter.
A spokesman for Kavanaugh said that the Senate hearing was “a productive and open exchange” between senators who are both members of the panel and also have similar experience.
The Judiciary Committee is considering whether to bring new allegations against Kavanaugh.
“As I indicated at the beginning of my testimony today, the allegations I made in the past are not accurate,” Kavanaugh told senators.
He has said that his memory is “much better” now, but the accusations are “a matter of public record.”
The Associated Post reported that Kavanaugh told the panel that the woman in the picture “said she didn’t feel comfortable with me, and I said, ‘No, I�m fine.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, but he has denied the allegations. “
The Associated Statesman reported that some of the women who have accused Kavanaugh have said that he is a man who lacks confidence in women.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, but he has denied the allegations.
He faces four more days of questioning on Wednesday before the full Senate Judiciary panel.