6/27: Kennedy announces retirement
7/?: Kavanaugh seeks narrative to discredit Ramirez (NBC)
7/7: McConnell warns Trump against nominating Kavanaugh (NYT)
7/9: Trump nominates Kavanaugh
9/23: Ramirez allegations first published (NYer)
(1) The GOP knew of a sex-crime allegation and didn't care;
(2) They knew of a sex-crime allegation and planned to cover it up;
(3) They knew of a sex-crime allegation and weren't sure they could cover it up, but wanted Kavanaugh on SCOTUS badly enough to risk it.
On January 23, 1999, Lindsey Graham likewise told the U.S. Senate that *one* perjury not only keeps someone from SCOTUS but *requires impeachment* from the bench:
But here's the bigger thing—it *also* explains why Kavanaugh lied about *everything*.
*Now we know why*.
He refused. Why? There are more women.