September 27, 2018

Whitehouse Statement on Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh Testimony

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

“Dr. Blasey Ford’s stunning testimony today added further credibility to her already credible allegations.  She was precise.  She was sincere.  She was compelling.  I am grateful for her bravery in coming forward.  I personally believe her.

“As a prosecutor, I condemn that Republicans denied Dr. Blasey Ford a thorough and sincere investigation.  Never in the history of background investigations of such nominees has new, credible, derogatory information come to light and the FBI failed to reopen the investigation.  Tellingly, Judge Kavanaugh refused to join Dr. Blasey Ford in requesting investigation, and his alleged accomplice has never been subpoenaed or interviewed by the FBI.

“Judge Kavanaugh exhibited temperament Americans do not want in fair judges.  He was discourteous, lashing out at senators raising legitimate questions, and made unfounded conspiracy allegations about imagined plots by political enemies.  That temperament is unacceptable in a courtroom.

“And all of this adds to the special-interest record that caused me to oppose him in the first place.”


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