Julie Swetnick: It’s ‘Shameful’ Sen. Collins Attacked Me In Kavanaugh Speech by the Forward

Julie Swetnick: It’s ‘Shameful’ Sen. Collins Attacked Me In Kavanaugh Speech

Following the Senate vote Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Julie Swetnick said in a statement Sunday that she was “appalled” by the actions of some politicians and media pundits, who diminished her claims that he was at the party in high school where she was a victim of gang rape.

Swetnick asserted that her allegations should have been investigated and that there were multiple corroborating witnesses.

“How can they can say the claims were not credible when they made no effort to discover whether they were or not?” she wrote in the statement, which was tweeted by her lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

She said Sen. Susan Collins’ statement Friday, leading up to her vote to confirm Kavanaugh, was “especially shameful and an attack on all sexual assault victims.”

A source noted to Axios that Sen. Susan Collins specifically pointed out Swetnick when explaining how she voted.

“This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others,” Collins said in her speech. “That’s such an allegation can find its way into the Supreme Court confirmation process is a stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our a American consciousness.”

Swetnick argued that the FBI investigation that Collins called for was incomplete because it did not include her.

“She never did anything to find out,” Swetnick said. “Be clear — Susan Collins does not deserve to represent women in the United States Senate.”

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


Julie Swetnick Says ‘Shameful’ Collins Attacked Her

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