Ann Coulter Jokes About Kavanaugh Allegation, Suggests Democrats Are Lying to Defeat Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to joke about an allegation of sexual misconduct levied against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, before then suggesting that the accusations are merely a Democratic strategy for ousting President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick.

A New York Times article, published Saturday evening, highlighted Kavanaugh's alleged history of sexually assaulting young women after several allegations were brought against the judge during contentious Senate hearings last year before his appointment to the Supreme Court. In the article, Deborah Ramirez, who accused Kavanaugh of drunkenly pulling down his pants and pushing his genitals towards her face during a party he attended while studying at Yale University, told reporters about her encounters with Kavanaugh as a student.

"Justice Kavanaugh should simply respond: 'That was not a man's penis. That was James Carville,'" Coulter tweeted on Sunday afternoon. Carville is a figure in the Democratic party, who once said of Paula Jones ⁠— a former Arkansas employee who sued former President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment ⁠— "If you drag a $100 bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."

In a later post, Coulter added: "I'm beginning to deduce the Democrats' strategy for defeating Trump's next Supt. Ct nominee: Claim that, 30 years ago, he or she whipped out Brett Kavanaugh's penis."

The FBI failed to investigate at least one of the allegations against Kavanaugh during his time at Yale, the Times reported on Saturday. One of the judge's former classmates, Max Stier, reportedly contacted authorities amid Kavanaugh's confirmation process and detailed an incident where he saw the then-student pushing his genitals into a young female student's hands while intoxicated.

Kavanaugh firmly denied that he sexually assaulted young females while he was attending high school and university throughout his confirmation hearing.

Hours after the Times article surfaced this weekend, Trump defended the embattled judge from mounting criticism. "Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue," the president tweeted on Sunday. "The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can't let that happen!"

Meanwhile, four 2020 Democratic candidates ⁠— Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke and former HUD secretary Julián Castro ⁠— called for Kavanaugh's impeachment.

"I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people," Harris tweeted. "He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached."

"Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing," Warren tweeted. "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached."

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Ann Coulter speaks onstage during The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe held at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Coulter on Sunday suggested that Democrats are lying about the latest Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations. Michael Tran/Getty
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