Collins says she doesn’t believe Kavanaugh assaulted Ford

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, who cast a decisive vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court over the weekend, said in a TV interview that she does not believe he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.

“I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant. I do believe that she was assaulted. I don’t know by whom, and I’m not certain when, but I do not believe he was the assailant,” Collins told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”

Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in 1983 when they were both teenagers rocked the confirmation process, threatening to derail his nomination. Both testified publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 27, when a fiery Kavanaugh denied the allegations from Ford and other women who accused the appellate judge of sexual misconduct.

To read the rest of “Collins says she doesn’t believe Kavanaugh assaulted Ford,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Christopher Burns, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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