McCaskill Says She Will Set Kavanaugh Allegations ‘Aside’ — Will Make Decision ‘Very Shortly’

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Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said she will put the high school-era sexual assault accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh “aside” while making a decision on whether to vote for him for the Supreme Court.

At an event in Lebanon, Missouri, McCaskill reportedly was asked about the accusations against Kavanaugh sexually assaulting Dr. Christine Blasey Ford while the two were in high school. She said she would “set them aside” when she decides how to vote on the judge’s confirmation, according to Will Schmitt, a reporter with Springfield News-Leader.

McCaskill, who is up for re-election, said she expects to make her decision “shortly, very shortly in fact” and also reportedly called the accusations “disturbing.” (RELATED: Trump Hits McCaskill For Fake RV Tour)

The Missouri Democrat is the first member of her party to say anything similar since the accusations against Kavanaugh were made public.

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