Third Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Speaks Out: "I Don't Think He Belongs on the Supreme Court"

Swetnick shared her thoughts with MSNBC's John Heilemann, shortly before Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh were set to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Julie Swetnick, the third woman to publicly accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, spoke out against the Supreme Court nominee for the first time on camera during an interview with MSNBC's John Heilemann.

The interview — conducted for Heilemann's Showtime series, The Circus — was made available online Thursday, the same day Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's first accuser, and Kavanaugh are testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"It wasn't that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings. Circumstances brought it out that way," Swetnick — accompanied by her attorney, Michael Avenatti — said. "This is something that occurred a long time ago, and it's not that I just thought about it; it's been on my mind ever since the occurrence."

Swetnick went on to say that she believes Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. "As far as it goes, Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat where he's going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life," she continued. "And if he's going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated because from what I experienced firsthand, I don't think he belongs on the Supreme Court."

Added Swetnick: "I just want the facts to come out and I want it to be just, and I want the American people to have those facts and judge for themselves."

Asked why Kavanaugh doesn't deserve a spot on the Supreme Court, Swetnick responded: "I think all of the above. That's not the type of behavior that anybody at any age should do. I don't think women should be treated that way. And I don't think that any human being should treat people that way."

In a three-page sworn declaration, Swetnick said she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s." Her lawyer, Avenatti, posted the declaration on Twitter and provided it to the committee.

Kavanaugh denied Swetnick's allegations, which came out after claims from Ford and Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh's second accuser.

Ford has accused Trump's high-court nominee of sexually assaulting her during a summer-house gathering in 1982 in Montgomery County, Maryland, when she would have been 15. In her initial letter, however, she said the party took place "in the early 1980s." In her account, Ford said that during the incident, Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, tried removing her clothes and put his hand over her mouth in attempt to silence her cries of protest. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

Ramirez alleged that while attending Yale University with Kavanaugh, he exposed himself at a dorm party where alcohol was present, put his penis in her face and then, as she pushed him away, caused her to touch it without her consent. Kavanaugh has also denied those accusations.

Watch Swetnick's interview above.