Sen Roger Wicker Calls Kavanaugh Accusations A ‘Smear’

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker said the accusations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are a “smear,” adding he is ready to have the necessary hearings and “vote.”

Wicker’s comments come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a fiery speech on the Senate floor, calling on Democrats to stop their “smear campaign” against Kavanaugh. The Mississippi Republican told The Daily Caller News Foundation, “I heard Senator McConnell’s speech and I agree with every word of it,” adding “I’m about to see him in about a half a minute.”

“According to the reporter of this second allegation, the accuser ‘came forward because Senate Democrats began looking,’ and now they are calling for even further delays and further obstruction over a second decades-old allegation that is so thin and so unsupported that the New York Times refused to even run a story about it,” McConnell said hours earlier on the Senate floor. (RELATED: McConnell Breaks Silence On New ‘Disgusting’ Kavanaugh Allegation, Defiantly Promises Vote)

When asked what Wicker thinks Kavanaugh’s confirmation process will look like moving forward, he told TheDCNF, “we are going to have a hearing and we are going to vote.”

Democrats have continued to say they will vote “no” for Kavanaugh, regardless if the accusations against him or true or false.

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