October 4, 2018

VIDEO: Cassidy: Brett Kavanaugh Will Be a Great Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement after reviewing the FBI’s seventh background check into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“I just came from a briefing that reviewed the background information compiled by the FBI. They interviewed 10 people all related to the allegations by Dr. Ford or Ms. Ramirez. Simple answer: nothing new, no corroboration,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Brett Kavanaugh continues, when you speak to anyone who knows him besides perhaps those two, a man of sterling character. A guy who has been a great judge who I think will become a great Supreme Court justice. I look forward to voting for him tomorrow.”

What Democrats have said about an FBI Supplemental Background Investigation:

“It will not take a “tremendous amount of time,” but it is necessary if you truly want the facts to be known.” –Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

“It will only take a few days.” – Sen. Chuck Schumer

“The FBI has ample resources to do this within the 1-week period requested by the members of the Judiciary Committee. No one is asking that it take longer than a week …” – Sen. Chuck Schumer

“I have proposed and talked to some of my colleagues, and I know others have as well, about a finite period for an FBI investigation, maybe a week. George H.W. Bush ordered that in the Anita Hill case, a three-day investigation. That happened.” – Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

“I think I’m satisfied. … This is a very small universe of witnesses here and a very big FBI.” – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

“And I have conveyed to my friends and colleagues that I had wished we would take a one-week pause, one week only.” – Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)