Brett Kavanaugh: Third Accuser Julie Swetnick Comes Forward With 'Gang Rape' Claims
Swetnick said that she recalls attending parties where Kavanaugh was present.
Brett Kavanaugh's third accuser is adding her voice to the uproar surrounding the Supreme Court nominee.
Julie Swetnick, 55, spoke to John Heilemann of Showtime’s "The Circus," hours before Dr. Christine Blasey Ford sat down on Capitol Hill.
"From what I experienced first-hand, I don't think he belongs on the Supreme Court," she said.
She said she wants the American people to judge for themselves.
Swetnick says she was on the same party circuit as Kavanaugh in the early 1980's. In a declaration, she wrote that boys at the parties spiked the punch to get girls drunk "so they could then be ‘gang raped' in a side room or bedroom by a 'train' of numerous boys."
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their 'turn' with a girl inside the room. These boys included Brett Kavanaugh," she added.
Swetnick also said she herself had been gang raped in one of these trains "where...Brett Kavanaugh [was] present." She doesn't, however, directly accuse Kavanaugh.
“I don't think that any human being should be treated that way,” she told Heilemann on "The Circus."
Swetnick says she saw Kavanaugh at least 10 times at parties, but her account has been met with some skepticism.
"I don't believe any reasonable person would go to a party where people are being drugged and raped and not tell anybody about it, but keep going for 10 times over a two-year period," Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham told "Fox & Friends."
Swetnick grew up in Maryland and graduated in 1980 from Gaithersburg High School, where she earned A's and B's.
She attended Montgomery County Community College and then went on to become an experienced web developer in the Washington area who has held multiple security clearances for her government work.
She's had tax problems, at one point owing more than $100,000 to the government. In 2001, her ex-boyfriend had filed a restraining order filed against her. The case was thrown out after he did not show up for court.
"Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family," he claimed to Politico.com. "She's not credible at all. Not at all."
Kavanaugh called Swetnick's claims "from 'The Twilight Zone,'" and denies allegations against him.
The nation took a collective time out Thursday to watch Dr. Ford’s testimony.
The president himself watched on Air Force One. Civilian passengers watched on airplanes.
Outside the hearing, emotions ran high as supporters for both sides clashed.
Hundreds of women marched in solitary as Dr. Ford spoke on Capitol Hill, while others gathered inside the Senate building.
A group of former students from Dr. Ford's alma mater, Holton-Arms, sang the school song outside.
Kavanaugh supporters were out in force as well, as they sang “God Bless America” outside.
Inside the hearing, Dr. Ford’s voice cracked as she recounted the night she says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her.
“He groped me and tried to take off my clothes," she said. "I believed he was going to rape me. I tried to yell for help. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth ... This is what terrified me the most ... I had a hard time breathing. I thought he was accidentally going to kill me."
As she spoke, a man sitting right behind her was seen wiping away a tear.
Judge Kavanaugh watched Dr. Ford's testimony at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He left at 12:30 for the short drive to Washington where he testified later Thursday.
Dr. Ford told the Senate she had "100 percent" certainty it was Kavanaugh who attacked her.
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