NBC News host Megyn Kelly took to Twitter Monday night looking to cast aspersions on Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
> Kelly began her attack by accusing defenders of Swetnick, whom she accused of having “credibility issues,” of attempting to “shame” those who embraced “due process” and questioned her account.
> Commentators were quick to express their disbelief at Kelly’s attempts to contrast her own experience with that of Kavanaugh’s accusers. Kelly used their criticism to launch into further criticism of Swetnick before outlining how masterfully she had handled her own situation.
Kelly then moved to pointing out that not all women who bring sexual assault claims are being truthful — even though the vast majority of accusations are true.
Kelly also took a shot at Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, arguing last month that her allegations would be more credible if other women came forward as well.
> Kelly told MSNBC host Chris Matthews that in cases like this, typically “one woman or person opens the floodgates and then others come forward saying me too, me too, me too.”
> But in this situation, Ford is the only accuser: “For whatever it’s worth in Kavanaugh’s case, we haven’t seen that and moreover what we have right now is repeated testimonials of 30 plus years of exemplary public service,” Kelly said.