Gowdy Questions Why Kavanaugh Is Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Mike Brest | Reporter

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy fired back at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on “Special Report With Bret Baier” Thursday night. Gowdy criticized the New York Democrat for suggesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is guilty solely because he has not called for the FBI to investigate the claims made against him.

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Bret Baier aired the clip of Sen. Gillibrand and asked Rep. Gowdy what he thought of it.

“Wow. When I walked into the studio tonight, there was a presumption of innocence and you did not have to prove your innocence. So, I’m a little surprised to hear what the senator from  New York said,” Gowdy stated.

“Bret I’ll tell you this,” he continued. “I think that Dr. Ford met with Democratic legislators before the FBI investigated it. I know that she talked to The Washington Post before the FBI investigated it. The FBI did not have jurisdiction over state sex assault claims. If they want to locate witnesses, if there are witnesses that know whether or not this happened, I am all for it and I am all for them being compelled to testify.”

Despite Sen. Gillibrand’s claim, Kavanaugh has stated publicly that he is ready to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. (RELATED: Brett Kavanaugh Is Chomping At The Bit To Testify About The Blasey Ford Accusation)

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