Julie Swetnick Gives Interview: Investigation Necessary ‘If Kavanaugh Is Going to Have that Seat Legitimately’


Viewers of the first hour of Morning Joe today were treated with an exclusive clip of Julia Swetnick, the third accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Introduced by John Heilemann — who caught up with Swetnick for his Showtime program The Circus — the short video segment gave America it’s the first glimpse at Ms. Swetnick, who is the first Kavanaugh accuser to speak on camera.

In what appears to be an airport terminal, Heilemann asked of what caused Ms. Swetnick to come forward to make herself public, just one day before hearings of another accuser, Dr. Christine Ford.

“Well, it wasn’t that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings,” she said. “That just — circumstances brought it out that way. This is something that occurred a long time ago and it’s not that I just thought about it.”

She then called for an investigation into the allegations she put forth, saying:

As far as it goes, Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he’s going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life. If he’s going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because, from what I experienced firsthand, I don’t think he belongs on the Supreme Court. I just want the facts to come out and I want it to be judge and I want the American people of to have those facts and to judge for themselves.

Heilemann then asked, “In the things in your statement, are there certain things that disqualify you from being a Supreme Court nominee?” Swetnick’s reply: ” I think all of the above. I don’t think any human being should treat people that way.”

Swetnick’s allegations came forth yesterday in a signed affidavit submitted by her attorney (and Democratic presidential candidate) Michael Avenatti (who has a brief cameo in the clip.) Swetnick’s signed document told of attending parties where gang rape was happening and Kavanaugh was in attendance raised more questions than it answered.

In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

The entire interview with Swetnick will air this Sunday on Showtime’s The Circus.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of Showtime.


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