Megyn Kelly Defends Susan Collins From Critics: Christine Ford Could Have Mistaken Kavanaugh’s Identity
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is taking some serious heat for her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but she’s receiving support from a prominent face of the #MeToo movement, Megyn Kelly.
During Tuesday’s airing of her self-titled NBC talk show, Kelly defended the senator who backed Kavanaugh despite allegations against him of predatory and drunken behavior, claiming the woman who accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, might’ve just been confused.
“It could have been a case of mistaken identity,” Kelly said. “I do believe that’s possible, and you can look at Dr. Ford and say, ‘She just didn’t convince me, there were too many holes in her story, I didn’t find her credible,’ or you could believe something did happen between them and Christine Ford is remembering more than actually happened in the moment.”
Kelly added that Rachel Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor hired by Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans to question Ford during her testimony last month, appeared to be “trying to prove that Dr. Ford was a little anxiety ridden and she was sort of what we call in the law an eggshell plaintiff, so maybe something happened but it wasn’t quite as bad as she remembers and it was so minimal that Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t even remember it.”
Kelly seemed to feel the backlash against Collins was unwarranted, saying “she just got killed” for her vote and that those looking at the Kavanaugh story as a black and white matter requiring 100 percent belief of disbelief of either party had it all wrong.
“It’s absurd,” Kelly remarked. “You can look at both of those testimonials and say, ‘I don’t believe it was him.'”
Last week, Collins delivered a key vote in securing the newly minted justice’s spot on the bench as the committee remained starkly divided over his confirmation.
However, Kelly implied Collins’ critics need to back off, stating, “there can be a way of voting for him without saying, ‘I’m voting for a sexual assaulter.'”
Watch the clip above via NBC.
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