Sen. Alexander: If You Review Kavanaugh FBI Reports, “You'd Be Very Glad He’s on the Supreme Court”

Posted on October 7, 2018

Click here to watch the full interview with Senator Alexander 

“I read six FBI reports between 1993 and 2018, 150 people interviewed about Judge Kavanaugh, and in every case the interviewee was asked, do you know of any incidence of alcohol abuse? And the answer in every case was no.” 

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2018 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said “if you’d read like I did the six FBI investigations of [Judge Brett Kavanaugh] over 25 years and see, not just the bad things that were not said about him, but the remarkably good things that were said about him, you would be very glad he’s on the Supreme Court.” Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate yesterday and sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Alexander told moderator Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning “…it would be fundamentally unfair to allow people to make accusations against someone and simply by doing that, destroy their reputation and their opportunity to serve in public life.”

Below are excerpts of Senator Alexander’s interview with Chuck Todd.

On Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

“This week I went down to the secure place where we could read the FBI reports. I read six FBI reports between 1993 and 2018, 150 people interviewed about Judge Kavanaugh, and in every case the interviewee was asked, do you know of any incidence of alcohol abuse? And the answer in every case was no. There was no evidence by any of these people of behavior that had anything to do with sexual impropriety.

“It’d be hard to have public confidence if you go through an inquisition like he did arranged by the Democrats. If you read the 6 FBI investigations of him over 25 years and see, not just the bad things that were not said about him, but the remarkably good things that were said about him, you would be very glad he’d be on the Supreme Court. And it would be fundamentally unfair to allow people to make accusations against someone and simply by doing that, destroy their reputation and their opportunity to serve in public life.”

On the United States Senate:

“I look at the Senate like a split screen television — on one screen this past three weeks, you’d have Kavanaugh, Trump tweets, etc. On the other you would've seen 70 senators, half Democrats, half Republicans, passing landmark opioids legislation that affects millions of people. You would have seen record funding for biomedical research, for science, for technology, for supercomputing, the biggest increase for military in 15 years, a bill to make airplanes safer. This was all in the last three weeks. So the Senate is doing a pretty good job in its problem solving capacity.”

 

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