Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia cited a Republican conspiracy theory — created by Ed Whelhan of the right wing Ethics and Public Policy Center — that claims someone, not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, assaulted Christine Blasey Ford:
Something happened — I don’t believe that the facts showed it was Brett Kavanaugh. But I believe something happened… I think something happened to her. I just — there was no way — no way at all we could see.
While Manchin tried to justify his vote for Kavanaugh, female protesters shouted: “Shame on you!”
(Sources: CNN, Snopes)
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