Senior GOP Senator Concludes Kavanaugh Accuser Might Be ‘Mixed Up’ – After Talking to Kavanaugh

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the longest-serving GOP Senator in U.S. history, has just spoken with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He has concluded that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford might be “mixed up,” according to NBC Capitol Hill reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell. Dr. Ford has accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault and attempted rape.

HuffPost's Igor Bobic reports Hatch said: "There's some question whether she's mixed up” about Kavanaugh being there.

He also says "there are lots of reasons not to believe" Dr. Ford's accusations.

Judge Kavanaugh "denies being at the party in question," Caldwell reports, referring to the party at which Dr. Ford says Judge Kavanaugh, then 17, sexually assaulted her and attempted to rape her. Caldwell cites a Hatch aide as her source.

"Hatch told me kavanaugh is 'honest' and 'straightforward,'" and said after talking "to Kavanaugh the woman might be 'mixed up.'"

PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins adds that Sen. Hatch says that even if the "allegations were true" it "would be hard for Senators not to consider" who Judge Kavanaugh is today - a good man.

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