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.
LEBANON, Mo. — Regarding allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Claire McCaskill says she will “set them aside” when she decides how to vote on the judge’s nomination. Says to expect her decision “shortly, very shortly in fact.” #mosen
— Will Schmitt (@ws_missouri) September 19, 2018
Senator McCaskill is the person referenced https://t.co/62fTPSj7Y4
— Greg Holman (@GregHolmanNL) September 19, 2018
I will saute and eat my shoe if McCaskill is a yes on Kavanaugh
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) September 19, 2018
Where did Claire McCaskill go?! https://t.co/jrNFsbeih0
— Rachel Sklar ❄️ (@rachelsklar) September 19, 2018
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) September 19, 2018
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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