Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has questioned whether or not the sexual assault allegations in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh are related to his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom.
Kavanaugh has been keeping off allegations from two girls who accused him of sexual misconduct throughout his highschool and faculty years, with reviews of a possible third accuser additional complicating his ascension to the place of Supreme Courtroom Justice.
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However North Dakota Congressman Cramer steered that Kavanaugh shouldn’t essentially be disqualified — even when the allegations are true.
“Even when it’s all true, does it disqualify him?” Cramer requested throughout an interview with North Dakota station Valley Information Stay. “It definitely implies that he did one thing actually dangerous 36 years in the past, however does it disqualify him from the Supreme Courtroom?”
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Cramer added that Kavanaugh’s clear document for the reason that alleged incident — involving accuser Christine Blasey Ford — ought to be considered.
“What if one thing like what Dr. Ford describes occurred — it’s tragic, it’s unlucky, it’s horrible, it ought to by no means occur in our society — however what if [there’s] 36 years of a document the place there’s nothing like that once more, however as an alternative there’s a document of an ideal gentleman, of an mind, of a stellar choose?” Cramer mentioned.
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Nonetheless, he then appeared to contradict himself when he said that he felt there would certainly be grounds to disqualify Kavanaugh if it’s discovered that he lied beneath oath when he denied that sexual assault occurred.
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Cramer’s feedback got here on the heels of a radio interview final week through which he questioned the severity of Ford’s allegations, telling KNOX Radio that Kavanaugh’s conduct “was supposedly an try or one thing that by no means went anyplace.”
His remarks attracted criticism from Democratic Rep. Heidi Heitkamp, who’s locked in a good battle with Cramer for a North Dakota Senate seat.
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