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Daines: Latest Kavanaugh Allegations "A Smear"

Sep 24, 2018

Montana’s Republican Senator Steve Daines weighed in on the latest allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh today.

On Sunday, The New Yorker published allegations from a Colorado woman who says Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a party when the two were students at Yale in the 1980s.

Here’s part of what Senator Daines told Fox News on Monday.

“This is a smear campaign against Judge Kavanaugh...these are desperation tactics right now. It is creating great dishonor to this process. And we need to stand and allow Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford on Thursday to be heard, they both should be heard. We then should vote up or down in the United States Senate,” Daines said.

Daines has been a strong supporter of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court since shortly after President Trump nominated him in July. Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester says he has not yet made up his mind on whether he’ll vote to confirm Kavanaugh.