Senator John Kennedy says unless an FBI investigation uncovers any concerning new material about allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, he expects a final confirmation vote for his lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to be held later this week. The Senator says as of now, he knows where he stands.
"I intend to vote yes, subject to any additional evidence that the FBI produces," said Kennedy.
The FBI has spoken with Deborah Ramirez. She claims Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party when he was a freshman at Yale. Kavanaugh has strongly denied the accusation.
Kennedy says both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, appeared credible during their Thursday appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kennedy says it’s likely that neither of the two is lying.
"I think back to high school and I can remember details about some things, but I can't be certain," said Kennedy.
While he expressed sympathy for Ford, despite his support for Kavanaugh, he didn’t hold back when asked about comments made by Democrats that Republicans are dismissing the severity of the alleged crimes.
"Some of my colleagues have suggested that you are morally tainted if you don't automatically agree with everything that a accuser says and I don't agree with that," said Kennedy.