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.
Mississippi: African American voters sue over election law rooted in the state’s racist past
A lawsuit over a Mississippi election law, if successful, will change the way that state elects its governor.
Four African Americans filed the federal civil rights lawsuit in May 2019, charging that the way their state elects its statewide officials violates the Voting Rights Act, the 14th Amendment and the principle of “one-person, one-vote.”
To win election, a candidate for governor of Mississippi has to win an outright majority of the popular vote – and win a majority of the state’s 122 House districts.
Fox & Friends pushes lies and distortions about intel whistleblower: ‘Almost as if they heard a rumor’
"Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy pushed inaccurate claims about a whistleblower complaint filed by an intelligence official against President Donald Trump.
The Fox News broadcaster downplayed the complaint, which reportedly involved Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine's president to dig up dirt against Joe Biden, and falsely claimed that Congress had no authority to investigate.
"In this country, you know, we've heard a lot over the last couple of years about how the Democrats would like to impeach the president of the United States," Doocy said, and co-host Brian Kilmeade feigned shock.
‘Your presence has always been a calamity’: Iranian president demands US get out of Persian Gulf
"The farther you go from our region and our nations, the more security would come for our region."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that the only way to move toward lasting peace in the Middle East is for the United States and other Western powers to immediately leave the Persian Gulf, a call that comes days after the Trump administration announced the deployment of more troops to Saudi Arabia.