Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal broke ranks with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and called Wednesday for the FBI report on Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be made public.
Blumenthal was commenting on the FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh’s past and said he believes the findings should be made available to the public, because facts are the only thing that matter. (RELATED: Feinstein And Schumer At Odds Over Whether To Release FBI Report)
“What’s important here are the facts, all of the facts — that’s what the FBI’s investigation is supposed to uncover. That’s why we pressed so hard for it from day one,” Blumenthal said on CNN’s “New Day.”
“All facts are relevant potentially. All have to be judged in the larger context. As a journalist you understand that you ask questions and those questions lead to other facts and those facts have to be pursued,” the Connecticut Democrat continued.
Blumenthal claimed the FBI is the gold standard of law enforcement and the public should hear what it has to say about the Supreme Court nominee’s case.
“[The report] has to be made public in some form because of the overwhelming public interest and the issues of credibility at stake here. The FBI is the premiere law enforcement agency in the entire world and its report should be made public,” he said.
Feinstein, a California Democrat, has lobbied to keep the report confidential, but Blumenthal broke ranks and joined Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in pushing for its publication.
“Facts have to be followed. The law has to be pursued, wherever it leads,” Blumenthal concluded.
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