Democratic Sen. Dick Blumenthal of Connecticut said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be “untruthful” if he fails “to acknowledge at least some” of the sexual assault allegations made against him by Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s hearing.
“If my Republican colleagues have any sense of morality, they will refuse to go forward on Friday,” Blumenthal said Wednesday at the Capitol. “They will demand an FBI investigation and in fact, the White House should do so. If Judge Kavanaugh is really serious about clearing his name, he should demand an FBI investigation of these detailed, precise, absolutely staggering allegations.”
“These allegations are made under oath by a woman, a survivor, who would lose her livelihood if she is incorrect, and … has presented corroborating witnesses,” he continued.
“There is no way we could go forward with a vote, and it would defy all sense of morality for the Judiciary Committee to go forward with the vote this Friday.” (RELATED: If Kavanaugh Nomination Fails America Won’t See A Conservative Supreme Court Justice ‘In Our Lifetime,’ Says Newt Gingrich)
Blumenthal also said Kavanaugh would be lying if he didn’t acknowledge the claims and accused him of showing a pattern of “vile” behavior.
“Judge Kavanaugh is untruthful, if he fails tomorrow to acknowledge at least some of these allegations,” he said when asked if Kavanaugh is lying if he denies the claims. “What we have here is really a pattern of vile, predatory, sexual misconduct. There has to be an FBI investigation to uncover the truth, the facts and the evidence.”
“The overwriting point here is the FBI must investigate … and rather than calling anyone a liar, rather than name-calling, rather than shaming and character assassination, there has to be an investigation to uncover facts and evidence, and then a hearing,” Blumenthal concluded.
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