Wyoming’s Senators Weigh In on Kavanaugh Delay
The GOP has agreed to abide by the suggestion of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and delay the vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court for one week while another FBI investigation is conducted into charges of sexual assault when he was in high school.
The White House had resisted calls for another investigation, as Kavanaugh denied allegations of sexual misconduct in fiery testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. But the White House's hand was forced Friday by announcement by Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake that he would not vote in Kavanaugh's favor without a follow-on probe.
President Trump said in a statement that the updated investigation "must be limited in scope" and "completed in less than one week."
Meanwhile, Wyoming's two senators weighed in on the subject, albeit cautiously.
Senator John Barrasso sent K2 Radio News this statement.
“I support the Judiciary Committee’s decision to hold a public hearing on the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh before voting. Both witnesses testified and answered the committee’s questions. There has been no supporting evidence or witnesses confirming the serious allegations made by Dr. Ford against Judge Kavanaugh. The witnesses identified by Dr. Ford do not support her testimony. In fact, they refute it. I found Judge Kavanaugh’s categorical denial of these events to be convincing and very credible. I continue to support his nomination to the Supreme Court and believe the full Senate should vote without delay.”
Senator John Enzi's office sent this statement.
“When I met with Judge Kavanaugh in July, I noted that he was an extremely well-qualified nominee whose prior rulings and writings demonstrate his commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law.
“Some serious accusations were recently made against Judge Kavanaugh, and I agreed with many of my colleagues that the Judiciary Committee should review those allegations. I am appreciative of how Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley conducted the committee focusing on fair consideration and fair treatment.
“As part of the committee’s process, we heard testimony from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, but I haven’t learned any new facts. My opinion of the judge hasn't changed, and I continue to believe he is a well-qualified nominee. As the Senate moves forward, I will continue to carefully consider all the information before us. I hope the Senate votes on the nomination soon.”