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After a second woman came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, late-night hosts dedicated their Monday night shows to taking jabs at Kavanaugh and supporter Donald Trump.
Amid allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, a second accuser spoke out against Kavanaugh in a story posted on The New Yorker‘s website on Sunday night, written by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer. Deborah Ramirez alleged that while she attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, he exposed himself at a dorm party where alcohol was present, put his penis in her face, and then, as she pushed him away, caused her to touch it without her consent.
On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert referred to Kavanaugh as the “man about to show you how bunnies make more bunnies.” Colbert joked that the details of the new allegations are surprising, considering that the alleged incident took place at Yale.
“I mean, you expect that kind of thing at Dartmouth, but Yale? At least tell us his penis was wearing a bow tie,” Colbert said.
Though Ramirez acknowledges gaps in her memory, she recalls someone yelling, “Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face.”
“And a little further down the hall, a 50-year-old Chuck Grassley said, ‘Get that man on the Supreme Court,’ ” Colbert quipped.
Colbert also presented a mock calendar written by Kavanaugh in 1982 that he could submit as evidence for his innocence. Entries include “Stayed home to solve Rubik’s cube (sober)” and “Party last night was awwwsome! I heard. Didn’t go.”
President Trump has voiced his support for Kavanagh, arguing that if his alleged attack on Dr. Ford was “as bad as she says,” then charges would have been “immediately filed.” His comments insipred many Hollywood stars to participate in a Time’s Up walkout Monday in support of Ford and Ramirez.
Over at Late Night, Seth Meyers poked fun at Trump’s declaration during a rally on Friday that Kavanaugh was “born for the position.”
“What position? Surprise villain in a Law & Order episode? ‘It was the judge this whole time,'” Meyers said.
Meyers also argued that because Trump didn’t “wake up at 5 a.m. to scream tweet in all caps,” the president was “lavished with praise.” After showing clips of CNN reporters discussing Trump’s aides being surprised by his “restraint,” Meyers argued that it was all an act.
“Oh my God, you guys. How can you keep falling for this restrained Trump act after three years? You guys are like a monkey watching a magic trick,” the host said.
Over at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah was quick to question why it’s still common for men to act out during gatherings.
“I don’t understand why guys are still whipping out dicks,” Noah said. “I know this happened a long time ago, but that’s my point…no party was made better by a dick being whipped out.”
Noah also addressed Kavanaugh’s decision to submit his calendar from 1982 as proof of his innocence. “If the man has a calendar, then the case is closed. Because everyone knows if it’s not on your calendar, then you never did shit,” he said.
The host said he understands that some people like Kavanaugh, because he’s a “conservative judge” who looks like “a guy who gives postage stamps on Christmas,” but argues that the public can’t ignore his former roommate siding with his accusers.
“Maybe he was so drunk that he forgot,” Noah argued. Noah also argued that Republicans are attempting to “normalize sexual assault” in order to have a conservative justice on the Supreme Court.
On TBS’ Conan, Conan O’Brien also poked fun at Kavanaugh and Trump, saying that because Kavanaugh claims he was a virgin throughout high school and college, Trump is having a change of heart.
“In a new interview with Fox News, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he was a virgin in high school, and ‘for many years thereafter.’ So now, President Trump is calling on him to withdraw,” O’Brien joked.
“A second woman has come forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. For those of you keeping track, 13 more and Kavanaugh can run for president,” the host added.
Jimmy Kimmel on ABC also mentioned Kavanaugh’s calendar, saying, “What 17-year-old kept calendars of his social engagements? No wonder he was a virgin.”
Earlier on Monday, Kavanaugh gave his first televised interview, on Martha MacCallum’s The Story on Fox News. Addressing both allegations, Kavanaugh said he “never did any such thing,” and if he had, it would’ve been the “talk of campus.”
“I’m not going to let false accusations drive out us out of this process,” he said. “We’re looking for a fair process where I could be heard and defend my integrity, my lifelong record of promoting dignity and equality for women, starting with the women who knew me when I was 14 years old. I’m not going anywhere.”
“I have faith in God and faith in the fairness of American people. America is about fairness and hearing from both sides. I didn’t do this or anything resembling this. This is wrong.”
He also argued that he was not only a virgin in high school but “many years after,” though neither Ramirez nor Ford accused him of sexual intercourse.
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