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Susan Collins: If Kavanaugh ‘Lied About What Happened, That Would Be Disqualifying’

Senator Susan Collins briefly spoke to reporters this afternoon about the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

When asked if she believes Christine Blasey Ford, Collins said, “I don’t know enough about Dr. Ford and her allegations yet to reach that kind of judgment. That’s why having the opportunity to observe her being questioned, read a transcript or a deposition and make that kind of assessment is so important. Obviously if Judge Kavanaugh has lied about what happened, that would be disqualifying.”

She said after reading the letter from Ford she wondered why “the information had not been released long ago.”

“I asked Judge Kavanaugh when I had my final hour-long telephone call with him on Friday about the letter and the allegations that it contained,” Collins continued. “He emphatically denied that the allegations were true. He said that he had never acted that way, not only with this unnamed accuser but with any woman. He was absolutely emphatic about that.”

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