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Gov. Kasich Won’t Support Kavanaugh If They Don’t Investigate Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Mike Brest Reporter

Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a statement about the allegations surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh saying the Senate should halt a vote on him on Wednesday evening.

A third allegation of sexual misconduct detailing “gang rapes” was released earlier on Wednesday.

“Given the questions and allegations surrounding Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination – and the higher standards demanded for a lifetime appointment – the United States Senate should not rush to confirm him,” it said. “In the absence of a complete and thorough investigation, and hearing from all parties involved, moving this nomination forward would be a mistake.”

The statement continued, “In the best interest of your country and the integrity of the court, the Senate needs to hold on this confirmation. Without an investigation, and with so many serious issues involved, I can’t support this nomination if they choose to move forward.”

Kavanaugh and one of the three women accusing him of sexual misconduct are scheduled to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The committee has scheduled a vote for Friday.

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