United States Senator Deb Fischer sticks with her initial support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Fischer, a Republican, says she will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court despite the allegations made against him.
“I believe in due process and I believe in upholding our Constitution,” Fischer tells LNK Today on Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “So, at this point, I am a ‘yes’ vote on Judge Kavanaugh. I do support him.”
Fischer calls the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very sincere.” Still, she is sticking with Kavanaugh.
“Well, those are allegations,” Fischer says. “Anyone can step forward and accuse another person of anything, but we are a country of laws.”
Fischer says everyone has a right to due process. She adds Ford has not been able to provide any corroborating evidence, even from witnesses she named.
“She didn’t have, again, any other person step forward to say that these accusations she put forward were substantiated,” Fischer says.
Fischer says she believes Ford experienced a traumatic event, but also believes Kavanaugh’s denial that he was the perpetrator.
Fischer also praises the testimony provided by Kavanaugh before the Judiciary Committee and charges that Democrats had already made up their minds that they would vote against any nominee of President Donald Trump.
Fischer doesn’t expect the expanded scrutiny of Kavanaugh to produce anything substantial, stating she expects the seventh background check of Kavanaugh by the FBI, this time focusing on the Ford allegation, to differ much from the previous six the bureau has conducted during various stages of his career.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced it has received the completed supplemental investigation of Kavanaugh from the FBI.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a key vote on the Kavanaugh nomination for Friday. Senators will have access to the FBI report at a secure location in the Capitol.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:50]