10.05.18

Gardner Statement on Judge Kavanaugh Nomination

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Friday that he will be voting yes on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Friday’s vote was a procedural vote to end debate. The final confirmation vote will likely come later this weekend.    

“I announced my support for Judge Kavanaugh in July, and I will be voting to approve his nomination to the Supreme Court,” said Senator Gardner. “During this confirmation process, I have supported every opportunity to ensure we have all available information before us. This included listening to hours of testimony, reading and re-reading transcripts and statements, and studying interviews of over 150 people spanning 25 years in seven FBI background investigations. No evidence was found by the FBI to corroborate the allegations made against him or to make me change the support I announced for him in July.

“We live in a country where both sides should always be heard. Victimized women that come forward are brave and courageous. Every victim of abuse, assault, and violence has been through an unspeakable tragedy and we need to do a better job listening to them, ensuring support is available, and fighting to end abuse of any kind. I hope that the partisan divide we all feel today does not hinder the people that have bravely come forward.” 

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.