Ex-GOP Rep. David Jolly: ‘The Easiest Pathway Here For Republicans’ is for Kavanaugh to Withdraw


On Monday night, former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) weighed in to the current state of the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams asked the ex-congressman if “any minds will be changed” after the interview Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley Kavanaugh did on Fox News.

“I don’t think any minds will be changed. The question is does it become political untenable for any single senator that kind of begins a domino effect,” Jolly responded. “I know that a lot of people are looking at Murkowski and Collins because they’re the two female, sometimes moderate United States senators. But frankly, it’s embarrassing as a Republican to suggest only women can recognize the controversy surrounding this judge.”

The MSNBC contributor went on to say that the American people will ultimately decide who they want to believe.

“I choose to believe Dr. Ford, but what Republicans in the Senate are missing right now is they might win this confirmation fight, but they’re going to lose the hearts and minds of a lot of American voters,” Jolly continued. “The easiest pathway here for Republicans and for Kavanaugh is for him to withdraw. Don’t take this controversy to the court that he holds so dear, the highest in the land. Withdraw, have Trump nominate somebody. It could be a Mike Lee, who could be confirmed very quickly. It could be one of the other justices that has already been vetted by the Trump administration. Don’t go into November, but frankly, don’t even go into Thursday with Kavanaugh still the nominee.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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