Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have spoken to two men who say Christine Blasey Ford may have mistaken them as the person who sexually assaulted her when she was a high school student in the early 1980s, rather than Brett Kavanaugh.
Late Wednesday, they revealed that they'd conducted their first interview Monday with one man who thinks he, not Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Ford in 1982, reports Fox News. A second interview was conducted on Tuesday, they said.
Then on Wednesday, the Republicans said in the statement, they got a "more in-depth written statement from the man interviewed twice previously, who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter in question with Dr. Ford."
Meanwhile, the GOP investigators said they also spoke on the phone with a second man, claiming that he was the one Ford remembered.
Ford has insisted that there is "zero chance" that she confused Kavanaugh with anyone else as the person who held her down on a bed during the 1982 house party, groped her, and held his hand over her mouth to stop her screams.
An aide to Democrats on the Judiciary Committee told NBC News that Republicans "are flailing," and "desperately trying to muddy the waters," NBC News' Peter Alexander posted on Twitter Wednesday.
The aide also called the claims "shameful and the height of irresponsibility."
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hit back on Twitter about the complaint, saying "some might find it exceedingly difficult to imagine Judiciary Committee Democrats expressing this complaint with straight faces."
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