October 04, 2018

Cortez Masto Statement on FBI Background Investigation of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement after reviewing the contents of the FBI background investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Today’s FBI background investigation only raises more questions about Judge Kavanaugh’s character and demonstrates that he is not the right person for the highest Court in America. As a former Attorney General, I know how critical it is to know all of the facts in a case. Senate Republicans have overseen a flawed confirmation process and the arbitrary limits imposed by the Trump Administration has severely limited the scope of this investigation.

“I remain opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination. His testimony last week demonstrates that he lacks the temperament and has the wrong judicial philosophy to sit on the United States Supreme Court.”