Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire MORE (R-Maine) on Thursday stated the FBI’s reopened investigation into Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh seems to have been “very thorough.”
“It seems to be a really thorough investigation,” she instructed reporters.
Sen. Collins says “it seems to be a really thorough investigation.” She plans to return and skim the total report later
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Collins is taken into account one of some key swing votes in Kavanaugh’s affirmation course of. She was among the many Republican senators who supported a supplemental FBI investigation into Kavanaugh amid a number of allegations of sexual misconduct towards the nominee.
Collins has stayed mum on how she is going to vote on Kavanaugh. Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has vowed to carry a vote on Kavanaugh’s affirmation to the total Senate this week.
Three girls — Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick — have publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, allegations he has denied.
The White Home final week requested the FBI to open an investigation into Kavanaugh after Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeTrump: ‘The US is with Kavanaugh all the way’ McConnell sets key Kavanaugh vote for Friday The Memo: Trump’s shot at Ford seems to backfire MORE (R-Ariz.), one other key swing vote, known as for one.
Senators reviewed the FBI’s closing report on Thursday.
A number of GOP lawmakers have stated that the FBI’s report would not present corroboration of the allegations, together with Flake. He stated Thursday that he noticed “no extra corroborating data” within the report.
Democrats have accused the White Home of limiting the scope of the investigation and refusing to permit interviews of key witnesses, reminiscent of Ford.