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October 05, 2018

King Statement After Reviewing FBI Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement after reviewing the FBI’s supplementary background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

“The FBI report that I reviewed today does not confirm or contradict Judge Kavanaugh’s statements, nor does it undermine the credible testimony of Dr. Ford. For me, my decision is based on Judge Kavanaugh’s record, which indicates an overly rigid judicial philosophy that would threaten protections for healthcare, personal liberty and a women’s right to choose, the environment, and campaign finance laws; it is based on his refusal to recuse himself from any cases that may come before the court involving presidential power as it applies to the President who nominated him for the seat; it is based on his partisan behavior during last week’s hearing, which does not match the temperament and impartiality needed to serve on our nation’s highest court; and it is based on the voices of Maine women who in recent weeks have shared with me their deep concern about this nomination. Based upon what I’ve seen, read, and witnessed, I remain a no vote on his confirmation.”

Senator King previously announced his opposition to Judge Kavanaugh in September, before to the allegations against him were made public. 

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