Oct 04 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh:
“After full consideration of all facts presented, I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Kavanaugh is an extremely well-qualified nominee with a deep respect for the Constitution. His intellect and experience in the legal field will serve the Supreme Court well.
“However, when someone comes forward with allegations of abuse or misconduct, they deserve to be heard. I appreciated that the Judiciary Committee took these allegations seriously and was committed to being transparent and following the precedented and necessary procedures to best evaluate these claims – including the decision to request that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct an additional FBI supplemental background investigation.
“I commend Dr. Ford for telling her story before the nation, and inspiring others to come forward. Judge Kavanaugh also deserved the opportunity to defend his character, and he categorically denied these allegations. Throughout this process, I have been deeply saddened by the treatment of both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh – and their families.
“After the supplemental FBI background investigation was delivered to the Senate, I carefully reviewed the FBI’s report, as well as the findings from the career prosecutor. No witness interviewed by the FBI corroborated the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. And there was no new information or evidence provided in the report that would change my earlier decision to vote for Judge Kavanaugh.”