Kennedy and Cassidy expect to vote for Kavanaugh

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 01, 2018 - 7:24 am

US Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana says unless an FBI investigation uncovers any concerning new material about allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, he expects a final confirmation vote for his lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to be held later this week. 

The Republican says as of now, he knows where he stands.

"I intend to vote yes, subject to any additional evidence that the FBI produces," said Kennedy. 
Kennedy says both Kavanaugh and accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, appeared credible during their Thursday appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

While he expressed sympathy for Ford, despite his support for Kavanaugh, he didn’t hold back when asked about comments made by Democrats that Republicans are dismissing the severity of the alleged crimes. 
"Some of my colleagues have suggested that you are morally tainted if you don't automatically agree with everything that an accuser says, and I don't agree with that," said Kennedy. 

Kennedy also noted that it is difficult to remember many details from events that happened 36 years ago.

Louisiana's other US Senator, Dr. Bill Cassidy says there needs to be another investigation.

He says the FBI should look into what he deems a "coordinated Democrat smear campaign against Kavanaugh."

The Republican says, "It's a tactic of coordination."

Cassidy says the Democrats are not interested in what really happened, they just want to destroy Kavanaugh at any expense.

"I hope truth is more important that character assassination."

He says, however, he fears that is not the case for everyone.

Cassidy fears that if the efforts to derail Kavanaugh work, it will set a precedent of a new level of destructive politics.

"That is a dangerous place for society to move into."

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