Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday morning that there is no evidence in the FBI report released to Senators today to corroborate any allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a swing vote on the nomination, agrees. That paves the way for Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation vote to occur Saturday.
According to CNBC:
“Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Thursday that an FBI investigation found “no hint” of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even as Democrats called the agency’s probe incomplete.
The Iowa Republican and his Democratic colleagues clashed again Thursday after seeing a report about the bureau’s nearly weeklong supplemental background check into the appeals judge. A sexual assault accusation and two other claims of sexual misconduct have stalled Kavanaugh’s confirmation and dragged the Senate into a partisan slugfest intensified by President Donald Trump‘s commentary.
Republicans are pushing to confirm Kavanaugh, who has denied all allegations, later this week. The FBI probe appeared to change few minds in the GOP, which has largely stood steadfast behind the judge.
“These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations,” Grassley said on Thursday morning.”