The third woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct made clear mistakes in describing the timeline of how and why she decided to come forward in an interview with NBC’s Kate Snow that aired on Monday night.
“I wouldn’t be here today except for about six weeks ago, I happened to learn about Brett Kavanaugh becoming one of the people who was shortlisted to go to the Supreme Court,” Swetnick said. (RELATED: Third Accuser Names Four People She Went To Alleged ‘Gang Bang’ Parties With – No One Corroboratese Her Story Either)
Kavanaugh was nominated for the Supreme Court back on July 9, exactly twelve weeks ago from Monday. So, Kavanaugh would’ve already have been nominated at the time she referenced, not “one of the people who was shortlisted.”
Snow followed up, “This is in July, summer?”
Swetnick responded, “I don’t remember exactly. But it was about six weeks ago. And then I became aware of Dr. Ford and her description of what had happened to her at a party one time, that also had Brett Kavanaugh involved. And I started to think back to my days when I was, in the early ‘80s in Montgomery County in Maryland.”
Six weeks ago from Monday would be August 20. However, Ford did not come out publicly with the allegations until September 16 in a Washington Post story, which was just over two weeks ago.
“So you only thought about coming forward when you learned about Dr. Ford,” Snow asked.
Swetnick responded, “Yes. Because I did not know how close Brett Kavanaugh was to possibly becoming the next Supreme Court justice.”
“I just want to get the timeline right about this, because he was nominated in July,” Snow pointed out. “Christine Ford, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, came forward in ‘The Washington Post’ more recently in September. So was it in September that you —”
“It’s been several weeks,” Swetnick said.
Again, Ford’s allegations only became public knowledge approximately two weeks ago.
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