TN Dem Senate Hopeful Bredesen: Democrats’ Handling of Kavanaugh Accusations ‘Hurt the Brand’

In a sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt for “Kasie DC,” Tennessee Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Phil Bredesen voiced his displeasure with how Democrats handled Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, saying he believes it “hurt the brand.”

“I didn’t think the Kavanaugh thing was handled properly,” Bredesen told Hunt in the interview that aired Sunday. “I’m a believer in the notion that the role of the Senate is to respect the fact that a president has the right to appoint Supreme Court justices and ones who agree with his philosophy and political philosophy. And the role of the Senate is to make sure that they’re competent and their ability to perform is there. We’ve drifted away from that.”

Bredesen went on to say he did not like that the information about Kavanaugh’s sexual assault accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, was withheld from the public until the last minute.

“I wish they had handled it differently,” he stated. “I think it hurt the brand.”

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