Shock Accusations: Kavanaugh Stood Outside Rooms and Beside Punch Bowl
MSNBC put a legitimate crazy person on the air Monday as correspondent Kate Snow conducted an interview with Julie Swetnick, the federal government employee who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of gang rape, among other atrocities.
Swetnick, who is represented by professional attention whore Michael Avenatti, told Snow that she couldn’t quite stand by the sworn statement she made last week…even though Avenatti went to great lengths at the time to say that you could take his client’s testimony to the bank. Turns out Swetnick has had second thoughts about those accusations, because her remarks to Snow were quite a bit less damning.
Swetnick did say that she found Kavanaugh to be a “very aggressive, very sloppy drunk” at the parties she attended with him in the early 1980s and said she’d witnessed the future judge behaving badly around women.
“I saw him go up to girls and paw on them, touching them in private parts, try and shift clothing,” she said. “I saw him push girls against walls. He would pretend to stumble into them, push them into a wall. He would grope them.”
Thirty years later, Swetnick can recall all of this? About a guy who, as far as we can tell, she was not even friends with? Think back thirty years to parties or gatherings you attended. Can you recite the behavior of any random folks at those gatherings? Could you even identify them today? Would you even be able to do it if the party occurred ten years ago? Five?
Thankfully, NBC News had the integrity to note that while Swetnick was currently saying all of this about Kavanaugh’s drunken behavior at these parties, those allegations were a far cry from her sworn statement, where she said that Brett and his buddies would spike the punch with drugs and wait in line to gang rape unsuspecting women.
In the interview, Swetnick admitted that she’d never seen Kavanaugh actually put anything in the bowl, but she “saw him around the punch containers.”
“I don’t know what he did,” she acknowledged.
As far as the supposed gang rape activity, Swetnick could only say that she’d seen him gathered outside of bedrooms with other guys at these parties. Swetnick said she believed the boys were congregated there to commit rape, but she only came to that realization after it happened to her.
So let’s break down her accusations. Brett Kavanaugh – whom she apparently did not actually know – behaved like a skirt-chasing drunk at these parties, groping girls and “accidentally” stumbling into them. He would sometimes stand by the punch bowl at these parties. He would sometimes stand outside of rooms with a group of other young men. And…that’s about it.
Even on these exceptionally mild charges, Swetnick could not produce any corroborating evidence. She gave NBC News four names of people who could back up her story. One was dead. Two others didn’t get back to NBC. The last one simply said he had no idea who Julie Swetnick was.
Can we all agree to finally stop paying attention to Michael Avenatti?