Deborah Ramirez, one of the women who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, should speak with Senate staff under oath, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told reporters Monday, according CNN.
"I believe that the committee investigators should reach out to Deborah Ramirez to question her under oath about what she is alleging happened," Collins said.
The New Yorker published an allegation Sunday by Ramirez that Kavanaugh publicly exposed himself to her and thrust his penis in her face, causing her to touch it without her consent, during a dorm party at Yale University. It is the second claim of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, who is set to face his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, Thursday during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Collins said Ramirez should not appear at the hearing because "there hasn't been an interview of her yet, and I think that needs to take place first."
Kavanaugh has denied both claims.
Collins, a key vote for Republicans on Kavanaugh, said she remains undecided on his confirmation.
"I also am eager for the hearing to take place this Thursday and hear from Judge Kavanaugh and from Dr. Ford," she said, adding the hearing was obviously "an important one."
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