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During Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, there seemed to be confusion, or a repeated slip of the tongue, on the federal judge’s part about a specific allegation that was made on Wednesday by Julie Swetnick, through her attorney, Michael Avenatti.
Swetnick’s allegation was that Kavanaugh had been among a group of young men who, in high school, would spike the drinks of girls at parties before taking them into bedrooms to be “gang raped.”
Kavanaugh’s official response to that claim was, “This is ridiculous and from The Twilight Zone.”
He seemed to refer to the allegation several times during his testimony on Thursday, but with a slight tweak: that he’d been accused of being “in gangs,” and that it was absurd.
The confusion did not go unnoticed on Twitter.
Kavanaugh keeps going to "gangs" and "Rhode Island" because he doesn't want to address the credible accusations.
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) September 27, 2018
Ok, is it just me or does #Kavanaugh not know the difference between a "gang" and a "gang rape?".
— Ty (@tkfc) September 27, 2018
What gang is Kavanaugh in?
— James Patrick (@jamespkruse) September 27, 2018
“Saying im in gangs”
— D.B. Rivers (@DexterRivers1) September 27, 2018
For the record, a “gang rape,” a noun, is “rape of one person by several attackers in succession,” according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. A “gang,” according to the same dictionary, is “a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends.”
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