In an interview that aired this Monday on Bryan Fischer‘s Focal Point radio program, Mississippi GOP Senate nominee Chris McDaniel was quick to dismiss the sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying that rope allegations leveled at high profile public figures are fabricated “99 percent of the time.”
“I’m tired of all these made up scandals frankly,” McDaniel told Fischer, who heads the right-wing Christian American Family Association.
“We have a system where Judge Kavanaugh is obviously well suited for, and they’re going to drag something up even theoretically, allegedly from all those years ago that all of a sudden disqualifies this man,” McDaniel continued. “All of a sudden, he’s a terrible human being. No not a chance. I don’t fall for it anymore. I hope the American people aren’t falling for it. These allegations 99% of the time are just absolutely fabricated.”
Mississippi Republican Senate nominee Chris McDaniel tells the AFA's Bryan Fischer that he proudly stands with Brett Kavanaugh: "These allegations, 99 percent of the time, are just absolutely fabricated." pic.twitter.com/eGLpDdTHXk
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When asked for clarification, a spokesperson for McDaniel told WLOX that the comments were taken out of context.
“He’s not saying 99% of all sexual misconduct allegations are false,” spokesperson Tanner Watson said.
But according to Watson, that percentage changes when the charges are leveled against someone who’s in the public eye.
“When it’s against a high-profile political figure, 99% of the time they are (fabricated), yes,” Watson said.
Speaking to Fischer on Monday, McDaniel suggested that the accusations against Kavanaugh are representative of a plot to take down conservatives.
“Forgive me if I’m a bit cynical what it comes to Washington. I’ve just seen this before,” McDaniel said. “We’ve seen good men attacked and it’s almost always conservatives.”
“The truth will come out, I suppose, if there’s fairness in this world,” he added. “But, I’m not sure there’s much fairness left in Washington.”
Kavanaugh’s accuser, 51-year-old California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford, accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed at a party in the 1980s while they were in high school, alleging that “groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it.”
Although Kavanaugh has outright denied the charges, even saying that he doesn’t know the accuser, both Democrats and Republicans have suggested postponing a vote on his confirmation until the matter is fully investigated.
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