The White House is “open” to Deborah Ramirez, a second woman publicly accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, testifying before the Senate Judiciary panel this week. press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday.
Sanders, appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” added that President Trump “has said a number of times these individuals should be heard.”
She suggested that Ramirez could taking questions from lawmakers on Thursday, when Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has separately accused him of assaulting her in high school, are scheduled to testify.
Ford claims a drunken Kavanaugh locked her in a bedroom, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth to stifle her screams as he tried to undress her at a Maryland house party in the early 1980s. She was 15 at the time.
A week after Ford went public with her allegations, Ramirez told The New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while the pair were at a party when they were both Yale University students.
Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing.
Republicans have painted the accusations as an attempt by Democrats to derail Kavanaugh’s nomination.
Sanders added her own dose of politics to the matter on Tuesday.