Sen. Susan Collins on Kavanaugh Accusation: ‘I’m Going to be Talking With My Colleagues’
On Sunday, the Washington Post published Christine Blasey Ford‘s account of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulting her while both were still teens.
Shortly after the WaPo report went public, Democratic Senators called for the vote on Kavanaugh to be delayed.
At least one Republican lawmaker, Sen. Jeff Flake also said, according to WaPo scoop: “we can’t vote until we hear more.”
NEWS: Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tells me in an intv he that doesn’t think the Judiciary Cmte should move ahead with its Thursday vote on Kavanaugh until they hear more from Christine Blasey Ford. “For me, we can’t vote until we hear more.”
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) September 16, 2018
Yet, one lawmaker being closely watched for her reaction is Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine.
CNN asked her about the accusations on Sunday while Collins was at the airport.
“Well, I obviously was very surprised and it’s an issue that I brought up with him last Friday and he denied as he did in his written statement,” she said, adding that is all she really had to say at this point.
She was then asked if the committee should vote this week on Kavanaugh given the turn of events.
“I’m going to be talking with my colleagues, but I really don’t have anything to add at this point, as I said. I did ask — I did read the letter last week and — and asked the judge in a telephone conversation on Friday about it, and he was very emphatic in his denial.”
Finally, when asked if she believes the accuser, she said, “I don’t know enough to make a judgment at this point.”
Watch above, via CNN
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