SEN. SUSAN COLLINS (R-MAINE): Let me say this. First of all, I found Dr. Ford’s testimony to be heart-wrenching, painful, compelling, and I believe that she believes what she testified to. I don’t think she was coming forth with a political motive. Although I do not think that she was treated well by those who breached her confidence. But we also had a case where judge Kavanaugh came forward and said I’m 100% certain that this did not happen. So here you have two people, who are each 100% certain of what they’re saying, under pain of perjury, so then I had to look at the other evidence, and was there corroborating evidence, and that’s why I pushed hard for the FBI to do a supplemental background investigation.
BASH: So do you still think it is possible that he did it? You just don’t have the proof to back that up?
COLLINS: I do not believe that Brett Kavanaugh was her assailant.
BASH: So —
COLLINS: I do believe she was assaulted. I don’t know by whom. And I’m not certain when.