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Washington D.C.
Cornyn: Judge Kavanaugh Belongs on Our Highest Bench
Press Release
Friday, September 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed that despite Democrats’ continued delay tactics, the Senate will move forward to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here 

“Contrary to her wishes, Dr. Ford was thrust into the national spotlight. She said she didn't agree to have her letter released to the press. She did not consent to having her identity revealed. She did not want to be part of what has turned into a three-ring circus. But once there, when she asked to tell her story, we consented to doing that.” 

“Judge Kavanaugh asked to be heard to clear his good name and speak directly to the American people, and he did so forcefully yesterday. So now we've heard Dr. Ford's story and we've heard Judge Kavanaugh's rebuttal. What we’ve learned is that there is no evidence to corroborate Dr. Ford's allegations.” 

“It's dangerous in the sense that some of our colleagues take the position that all you need to do is listen to an accusation, and that's enough to make up your mind.” 

“It's clear that their appetite for delay is insatiable, and delay is their ultimate goal.” 

“As Ms. Mitchell, a professional prosecutor, prosecuting sex crimes in Arizona, she told us last night that with her more than two decades of experience with the kind of case brought forward by [Dr.] Ford, she would not file those charges against the defendant because there simply is not enough evidence. In fact, the only witnesses identified by Dr. Ford denied the event actually occurred.” 

“As a matter of fact, she said she couldn't even get a search warrant or arrest warrant in a case like this.” 

“We must always be fair to both the victims and those who stand accused. It has to be a two-way street.” 

“I believe he belongs on the nation's highest bench. And in a few more days, after a few more delays, we will finally vote to put him there and say enough with the games.”  

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.

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