GOP senator suggests criminal referral for third Kavanaugh accuser's 'apparently false affidavit'

Sen. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidySenators ask CBO to review options for preventing surprise medical bills Five things to watch for in Trump's 2020 budget Overnight Health Care - Presented by Kidney Care Partners - FDA chief Scott Gottlieb resigns | House Dems to take up drug pricing bills next week | Planned Parenthood, doctors group sue over Trump abortion rule MORE (R-La.) said Tuesday that one of the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct should be referred to the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) for sending what he said was a false affidavit.

In her sworn affidavit, Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, said that she "witnessed efforts by...Kavanaugh...to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room." 

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Swetnick appeared to couch her claims during a Monday interview with NBC News's Kate Snow.

"I saw him [Kavanaugh] giving red solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame, and there was grain punch at those parties," she said. "I don't know what he did, but I saw him by them."

"I would not take one of those glasses from...Brett Kavanaugh," Swetnick added, reiterating her claim that she saw Kavanaugh act aggressively towards women while inebriated.

She also stated, as she had in her affidavit, that she believed Kavanaugh may have been involved in gang-raping girls at the house parties they both attended and that Kavanaugh was present at the party where Swetnick herself was gang-raped.

"Until what happened to me happened to me, I didn't put two and two together," she said Monday. "I would see boys, standing outside of rooms, congregated together, sort of like a gauntlet and I didn't know what was occurring, but I would see them laughing."

Snow said that Swetnick provided four names of people who could confirm her description of the house parties in the 1980s. 

Of the four, two did not respond, one said they did not recall Swetnick, and NBC found that the fourth was deceased.

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpOn The Money: Liberal groups pressure Dems over Trump's tax returns | Top Trump economist says tax cuts powering economy | Trump Jr. slams Theresa May over Brexit delay | Watchdog warns of 'rosy' assumptions in Trump budget Trump Jr. slams Brexit delay: 'Theresa May should have taken my father's advice' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms MORE and Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchNY's political prosecution of Manafort should scare us all Congress must break its addiction to unjust tax extenders The FDA crackdown on dietary supplements is inadequate MORE (R-Utah) sharply criticized Swetnick after the interview.

Hatch mocked Democrats for calling Swetnick's allegation credible, given NBC's inability to find someone to corroborate it.

The lawyer who brought forward Swetnick's claims, Michael Avenatti, defended his client Tuesday.

The FBI is currently conducting a weeklong investigation into the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh.