United States Sen. Ben Sasse says he will vote to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
Sasse released the statement as the United States Senate approved a procedural motion to move the nomination to a final vote possibly on Saturday on a mostly partisan 51-49 vote.
Both Sasse and Sen. Deb Fischer voted “yes” on the procedural motion. Sasse and Fisher both are Republicans. Fischer announced yesterday she would vote in favor of Kavanaugh.
The votes came after senators reviewed an investigation by the FBI into allegations Kavanaugh sexually assault Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford when both were in high school. Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating she was certain it was Kavanaugh who attempted to rape her during a party. Kavanaugh flatly denied the claims during his testimony before the committee.
Sen. Sasse issued the following statement:
“I’m voting for confirmation because of the evidence and Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications. After spending more than 150 hours doing my homework, I completed my reading of the FBI’s seventh background investigation this morning. This broken and politicized process has further undermined public trust. Washington embarrassed itself for the last month, but it is clear that most Americans are yearning for more than tribal blood feuds.”