During an interview on Fox News, Brett Kavanaugh defended himself against accusations of sexual misconduct: “Seated beside his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, the nominee told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that he wasn’t going anywhere, and demanded repeatedly — 17 times to be exact — for a fair process. ‘I’m not going to let false accusations drive us out of this process, and we’re looking for a fair process where I can 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.'” Kavanaugh also told Fox that he was a virgin in high school and for “many years after.” (Same here, but I never thought it would be something I’d add to a job application…)

+ Politico: “Senate Republicans have hired an attorney to use as a questioner of Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s high-stakes hearing on sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but are declining to name her ‘for her safety.'”

+ Trump chimes in on the accusations made by Deborah Ramirez: “The second accuser has nothing … The second accuser thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits she was drunk. She admits time lapses … Oh, gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that.” (So someone is accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by more than a dozen women. Oh, gee, let’s not make him president of the United States…) Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ Meanwhile, Michael Avenatti is making the media rounds with claims of a new accuser. As Slate explains: We’re About to Find Out Whether Michael Avenatti Is Full of It.