Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, this evening voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Regarding his vote, Crapo issued this statement:
“Judge Kavanaugh is a mainstream jurist with a clear record of applying the law as written, consistent with the Constitution. His record as a member of the D.C. Circuit Court shows he has voted with the majority of that court 97 percent of the time, and his reasoning has been adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court thirteen times. The FBI conducted a seventh supplemental background investigation following the sincere testimonies given by both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh. All witnesses said to have direct knowledge of the allegations as well as others who might have indirect information were interviewed. Neither the FBI nor the Senate Judiciary Committee, in their separate investigations--both conducted under penalty of felony--found evidence corroborating the allegations made against Judge Kavanaugh. Moreover, the FBI has interviewed 150 people in its seven investigations of Judge Kavanaugh over the past 25 years and has found no evidence of this kind of behavior. What the investigations have shown is that Judge Kavanaugh is well qualified for the positions to which he has been nominated. Having weighed the over 500,000 documents provided, five days of public testimony and the thorough vetting completed on Judge Kavanaugh, I voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a justice of the Supreme Court.”
Video of Crapo's remarks can be found here online.
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