Monday, October 08, 2018

Moran: Nothing in FBI report changed my mind about Judge Kavanaugh

(From Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas)

After full consideration of all facts presented, I voted this weekend to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is an extremely well-qualified nominee with a deep respect for the Constitution. His intellect and experience in the legal field will serve the Supreme Court well.

However, when someone comes forward with allegations of abuse or misconduct, they deserve to be heard. I appreciated that the Judiciary Committee took these allegations seriously and was committed to being transparent and following the precedented and necessary procedures to best evaluate these claims – including the decision to request that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct an additional FBI supplemental background investigation.

I commend Dr. Ford for telling her story before the nation, and inspiring others to come forward. Judge Kavanaugh also deserved the opportunity to defend his character, and he categorically denied these allegations. Throughout this process, I have been deeply saddened by the treatment of both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh – and their families.

After the supplemental FBI background investigation was delivered to the Senate, I carefully reviewed the FBI’s report, as well as the findings from the independent prosecutor. No witness named by Dr. Ford or Ms. Ramirez corroborated the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. And there was no new information or evidence provided in the report that changed my earlier plan to vote for Judge Kavanaugh.


momandson cookingshow said...

I am sorry that you didn't see anything to change your mind, Senator. I am from SE Kansas and I watched the proceedings. As a medical professional, I saw what a lot of others saw; a man predisposed to fits of rage. Could this have just been a fluke because he was being "attacked" by the Democrats? Good grief!! Kavanaugh had a variety of better ways to confront the accusations, but what he did on television made me cringe. I have no doubt that Kavanaugh has problems with alcohol and its effects on him. I can only hope that he will be prudent and be mindful of his own behaviors throughout his career on the Supreme Court. That being said, I am embarrassed by our GOP who humiliated and embarrassed a woman who came out and spoke up about her experience with Kavanaugh. She obviously felt that she needed to do this because the job that Kavanaugh was seeking was one of most importance to women in America. I am just sorry that our country's politician's are so closed-minded. I will be watching and voting.

Anonymous said...

A republican not finding fault with a republican? Never saw that coming. I mean, after all, look at their president.