COLORADO POLITICS — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Monday he “absolutely supports” a Senate committee’s investigation into a Boulder woman’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when the two were college students.

As Colorado Politics reported Sunday, Deborah Ramirez, 53, told The New Yorker magazine that Kavanaugh exposed himself, pushing his penis in her face and causing her to touch it as she pushed him away while at a drunken dormitory party during the 1983-84 academic year, when both were in their firsts undergraduate years at Yale University.

The news emerged just hours after Senate Judiciary Committee negotiators reached an agreement with Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who has accused Kavanaugh of assaulting her at an alcohol-fueled party when they were teenagers, to schedule a hearing on her allegations Thursday.

A spokesman for Gardner, Republican of Colorado, spokesman said the panel’s Republican investigators asked Ramirez’s attorney for more information about her allegations as soon as the New Yorker story posted.

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