Shortly after the NYT published the excerpt as an article, Mollie Hemingway, a writer at the Federalist, announced she had received a copy of the upcoming book and discovered that the New York Times excerpt omitted from article the fact that Ramirez didn't actually recall the incident happening. The Times later issued a correction at the bottom of the article, clarifying that Ramirez "declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident."
Even as the fresh "accusations" have been discredited, Democratic presidential candidates have begun calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment, including Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
"Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him," wrote Warren on Twitter. "Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached."
But Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was having none of it. Monday afternoon, Graham announced on Twitter "Kavanaugh will not be impeached over these scurrilous accusations."
Graham continued, opining that the only new information we've learned in the last few days is that, at the NYT, "Republicans are presumed to be 'guilty'" and that the news agency "writes first" and "verifies later." Graham also scolded the Democratic presidential candidates for being "willing to ruin Justice Kavanaugh's life for political gain," and called the latest attacks "beyond the pale."