On Thursday, September 26, Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford each testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The hearing was regarding Kavanaugh’s current Supreme Court nomination and Dr. Ford’s accusations of sexual assault when the two were in high school 36 years ago.
The several-hour hearing consisted of full statements, questions and answers, and many tears. Dr. Ford told her side of the story, while Kavanaugh, yet again, denied all of the claims.
Following the emotional hearing, one of the swing voters on Kavanaugh’s case, Senator Bob Corker, revealed which way he would vote regarding the judge’s nomination.
As soon as the allegations were released, many people considered Sen. Corker (R-TN) as a swing vote for the case. He had said that he needed to hear more details from both sides before making a decision.
Now, following the hearing, Sen. Corker has decided that he would vote “yes” on Kavanaugh. He revealed the news in a respectful statement via social media.
Below is Senator Bob Corker’s full statement:
“I believe those who come forward with allegations of sexual assault deserve to be heard. That is why I was one of the first members of the Senate to call on the judiciary committee to delay the original vote on the nomination so that both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh could provide additional information.”
“I know it took courage for Dr. Ford to appear before the committee today. I also very strongly believe that Judge Kavanaugh, like all Americans, deserves the presumption of innocence and that it was equally as important for him to have the opportunity to address the changes and defend himself.”
“While both individuals provided compelling testimony, nothing that has been presented corroborates the allegation. There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly.”
“I believe Judge Kavanaugh has conducted himself as well as anyone could expect throughout this process and plan to vote to confirm him.”
What do you think about this? Let us know! In other recent news, a former Senator was just found dead in his home. Please be praying for his family.