Dr. Christine Blasey Ford shot down a wild rightwing conspiracy on Thursday night, saying there is “zero chance” she misidentified the man who attempted to violently rape her at a party while she was in high school.
A well-known Republican named Ed Whelan, who has worked with Kavanaugh, today tweeted a theory that another man who looks vaguely like Kavanaugh was the real attempted rapist, posting the man’s name and photo and, oddly, floor plans for a house where the assault may have happened.
Okay, I’ll begin laying out some information concerning Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh.
— Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) September 20, 2018
On Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow read a statement from Blassey Ford that shot down Whelan’s theory.
“I knew them both and socialized with [the man Whelan accused],” she said. “There is zero chance that I would confuse them.”
Maddow suggested that Senate Republicans may not understand who or what they are dealing with.
“So for all those people, like Senator Orrin Hatch, who think that Dr. Ford, is a mixed up lady, Dr. Ford is saying definitively, definitively, definitively she is not just mixed up about this,” Maddow said.
Watch the segment below.
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.