Judiciary Committee Interviewed Men Who Believe They May Be Who Blasey Ford Remembers

Virginia Kruta | Associate Editor

The Senate Judiciary Committee has interviewed two men this week who say that they, not Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, were involved in the sexual assault that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged happened in the summer of 1982.

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The news was included in a timeline released Wednesday evening by the committee, and it is unclear how seriously the committee is taking the claims. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called one of the men “crazy as a loon” when asked about the claims Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends.”

One of the men was interviewed twice and “described his recollection of their interaction in some detail,” the committee said in the timeline. He also submitted a “more in-depth written statement.”

The second man was interviewed by phone by committee staffers. “He explained his recollection of the encounter.”

Neither has been publicly identified.

The timeline also says that Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris referred an anonymous rape claim to the staff.

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