Louisiana Sen. John KennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R) known as on Wednesday for the Senate to take a ground vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court docket amid an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct claims levied by three girls in opposition to the decide.
Talking on Fox Information, the Judiciary panel member stated that it was time for “girls to girls up, males to man up” and resolve whether or not they believed the U.S. was nonetheless a land of due course of. He added he was not “prejudging” the FBI’s background investigation into Kavanaugh.
“I am not prejudging the FBI report, but it surely’s time for senators to be senators, for ladies to girls up, males to man up, and let’s vote. Arise in entrance of God and nation, and also you both consider that there is no such thing as a due course of left in America or you do not. I occur to consider there’s,” Kennedy stated on “America’s Newsroom.”
The senator went on to level out that he was not defending sexual misconduct, including that the U.S. isn’t a rustic for “creepy outdated males.”
“Now, I am not saying that that is any nation for creepy outdated males. It isn’t,” Kennedy continued. “Sexual harassment is mistaken, and it goes on rather a lot. And the individuals who do it ought to be punished.”
“However that is additionally no nation in any respect with out due course of,” he added. “And each the accuser and the accused are entitled to respect and equity and due course of, and so they’re entitled to defend themselves. And that is what [committee chairman Sen.] Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTwo former Yale classmates withdraw support for Kavanaugh The Hill’s Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands Judd Gregg: Men need to shut up? MORE and the Judiciary Committee had tried to do.”
Kavanaugh’s nomination has been roiled after faculty professor Christine Blasey Ford accused him of forcing himself on her after they had been each at a highschool occasion within the early 1980s.
Kavanaugh has forcefully denied the allegations from Ford, in addition to these from two different girls who’ve accused him of sexual misconduct in incidents that allegedly happened throughout his highschool and faculty years.
Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThree former Kavanaugh clerks tell Senate they are ‘deeply troubled’ by allegations Senate GOP coy on when final vote on Kavanaugh will happen Budowsky: The Klobuchar and Kavanaugh moment MORE (R-Ky.) has refused to say when a vote will probably be held on Kavanaugh’s nomination amid an FBI investigation into the allegations because of conclude by Friday.