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Kaine Statement on Today's Supreme Court Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee: 

“I found Dr. Blasey Ford’s testimony courageous and believable. And there is significant corroborating evidence—notes from her therapist, her passing a polygraph test, and similar accounts from other independent witnesses who stand ready to testify. All this suggests that any rush to a vote would be a huge mistake and the Judiciary Committee and FBI should complete a full investigation of these serious charges. Will my colleagues stand up to undertake the serious duty of exercising advise and consent? Will my colleagues make plain to the public that charges of sexual assault cannot be swept under the rug?”

Kaine announced earlier this month that he will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.