Now, however, Ramirez is back in the spotlight thanks to reports that she's been interviewed by the FBI in a probe of Kavanaugh that President Donald Trump and the Republican members of the committee agreed to back only after GOP Senator Jeff Flake, who's not running for re-election, forced their hand.
As a result, she's once again being targeted by trolls on Twitter.
Of course, Ramirez has received plenty of supportive tweets, too. But the viciousness of those attacking her demonstrate the character assassination to which anyone who steps forward under circumstances like these is subjected in today's social-media age.
Below, see twenty examples of demeaning tweets aimed at Ramirez. We've chosen not to rank them, since the cumulative effect of such ugliness is even more impactful than the individual messages — including the ones that use profane and offensive language to castigate a woman whom her friends and colleagues describe in the most glowing terms.
Warning: Some of the language in these tweets may offend some (make that many) readers.