Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is “100 percent” certain Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was the person who assaulted her, she said during her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning.
“In Judge Kavanaugh’s opening testimony, which we will hear after you leave, this is what he says, ‘I never had any sexual or physical encounter of any kind with Dr. Ford. I am not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time,'” Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said. “Last night, the Republican staff of this community released to the media a timeline that shows that they have interviewed two people who claimed they were the ones that actually assaulted you.”
Durbin’s statement references the committee interviewing two men earlier this week that believe they are the men who actually attacked her back in the summer of 1982. (Judiciary Committee Interview Men Who Believe They May Be Who Blasey Ford Remembers)
He asked, “I am asking you to address this new defense of mistaken identity directly. Dr. Ford, with what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?”
Blasey Ford responded, “100 percent.”
Kavanaugh is also expected to testify in front of the committee on Thursday.
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