Julie Swetnick said on Thursday that she came forward with her accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh because she does not want him on the Supreme Court.
“Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he’s going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life,” she told Showtime’s “The Circus” host John Heilemann. “If he’s going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because from what I experienced firsthand, I don’t think he belongs on the Supreme Court.”
Swetnick, who said in a sworn statement Wednesday that Kavanaugh and his friend engaged in punch spiking and participated in “gang rape” of incapacitated women, told Heilemann that Kavanaugh’s behavior back then should be disqualifying for the Supreme Court today.
“That’s not the type of behavior that anybody at any age should do,” she said. “I don’t think women should be treated that way and I don’t think any human being should treat people that way.”
Swetnick is the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and the first to speak about it publicly on television. She is currently represented by Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti, who teased for days that he would announce a third woman with evidence against the Supreme Court nominee.
The video of Swetnick was revealed on Thursday just hours before another Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary committee. Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party during the early 1980s.
Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, told the New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face while they were both drunk at a party in the early 1980s during their freshman year at Yale.
Kavanaugh has categorically denied all of the allegations against him and is also scheduled to testify on Thursday to rebut Ford and the other women who have since come forward.
The Judiciary committee has so far refused launch an FBI investigation into the issue or call additional corroborating witnesses to testify over the objection of several of the accusers
Watch the video above.