As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was questioned during today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, she said this is “absolutely not” a case of mistaken identity.
There’s been some question of whether Ford confused Brett Kavanaugh with another man, the most notable example being the conspiracy theory laid out by Ed Whelan on Twitter last week. It was also reported on Wednesday night that the Senate has interviewed a man claiming he might be Ford’s attacker, instead of Kavanaugh.
Senator Dianne Feinstein asked her, “You are very clear about the attack, being pushed into the room. You say you don’t know quite by whom, but that it was Brett Kavanaugh that covered your mouth to prevent you from screaming. And then you escaped. How are you so sure that it was he?”
“The same way I’m sure I’m talking to you right now. Basic memory functions,” Ford said.
After she finished, Feinstein directly said, “So what you’re telling us is this could not be a case of mistaken identity.”
Ford responded, “Absolutely not.”
Later in her hearing, Ford told Sen. Dick Durbin she was “100% sure” that Kavanaugh was her attacker.
Watch above, via CNN.
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