Former President George W. Bush is standing by his earlier help of Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid the sexual assault allegations raised towards him final week.
Politico reported on Tuesday that Bush stated he and his spouse, Laura, “have recognized and revered Brett Kavanaugh for many years.”
“We stand by our feedback the evening Choose Kavanaugh was nominated,” the assertion continued.
Kavanaugh served underneath Bush for 5 years as a White Home counsel and employees secretary. In 2006, Bush appointed him to the U.S. Courtroom of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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After his nomination was introduced in July, Bush voiced his help, for Kavanaugh, calling him “a wonderful husband, father and buddy – and a person of the very best character.”
Simply days earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on the Kavanaugh nomination, a girl named Christine Blasey Ford got here ahead with sexual assault allegations courting again to the 1980s.
She claims that an intoxicated Kavanaugh pinned her down throughout a celebration in Marlyand and tried to take away her clothes. She stated he coated her mouth along with his hand as she tried to scream. On the time of the alleged encounter, Ford was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17, she stated.
He has issued full-throated denials of all of the allegations.
A listening to in entrance of the committee is scheduled for Monday, however particulars stay tentative.