Hillary Clinton Calls For FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Allegation: It’s a ‘Fair Request’


On Friday night, Hillary Clinton appeared on The Late Show and weighed in on the ongoing confirmation battle of the Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Promoting the paperback edition of her book What Happened, the former Secretary of State began by criticizing Republicans for not allowing President Barack Obama‘s own SCOTUS nominee Judge Merrick Garland to go through the confirmation process, saying it sent “such a terrible message.” She also blasted the GOP of “holding back information” on Kavanaugh that has “always been made available” for other SCOTUS nominees because they’re trying to “rush this through.”

She then pivoted to the allegation of sexual assault made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

“I’m hoping that at some point, there will be an agreement to have an investigation,” Clinton told Stephen Colbert. “It would be very easy for the FBI to go back and finish the background investigation, to investigate these charges and, you know, maybe find out there’ s nothing to them, maybe find out there is something to them, but at least have that investigation completed and I think that is what is a fair request for due process to be asked for.”

Colbert then asked if she could “sympathize” with Republicans who believe the FBI investigation would simply be used as a “political football” since she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were the subjects of investigations as well.

“No, I have no sympathy,” Clinton responded, later revisiting their treatment of Judge Garland.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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