Arizona Senate Republican candidate Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) said in a radio interview on Wednesday that she would vote for Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
McSally, who hopes to replace the retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), said that based on her current thoughts on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, she would vote to confirm him to the Supreme Court.
“My heart breaks for Judge Kavanaugh and his family and what they’ve been through,” she told KTAR, one of our local stations in Phoenix. “And at this point, based on what I know, unless there’s some new revelations in the FBI investigation, I would vote for Brett Kavanaugh.”
McSally added, “The Democrats are not searching for the truth. The Democrats are searching to derail, delay, destroy, win the Senate back, and stop this from happening. That’s what they’re seeking.”
McSally also said she was “frustrated” with the Senate Democrats’ treatment of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
“The fact she appeared to not even know they offered to come out to California to meet with her, that it could have happened in private, I think is a travesty,” the Arizona congresswoman said.
Furthermore, McSally revealed she dealt with sexual assault while in high school and hopes we will have a national conversation about preventing more sexual assaults.
“I would hope, as somebody who’s dealt with this personally and dealt with it also in the military, that maybe we could have this conversation about, ‘Hey, let’s prevent the next assault and abuse from happening,’” Rep. McSally said.
However, McSally added that she wants to prevent people from false accusations of sexual assault.
“But let’s make sure that people are not susceptible to false allegations, that just because someone says something, doesn’t make it true,” she said.
The Arizona Republican’s endorsement of Kavanaugh puts increased pressure on Sen. Flake to vote to confirm him for the Supreme Court. Sen. Flake insisted on a week-long FBI investigation of Kavanaugh before he will signal if he will support the president’s nominee.
The FBI released its investigative report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, through which senators may now view the report.
Sen. Flake said the FBI probe was “thorough” and that “no new corroborative information came out of it- that’s accurate.”
Flake added, “Thus far, we’ve seen no new credible corroboration—no new corroboration at all”:
Jeff Flake says he agrees with Susan Collins that the FBI investigation was "thorough" and that "no new corroborative information came out of it – that's accurate." Flake adds: "Thus far, we've seen no new credible corroboration — no new corroboration at all."
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) October 4, 2018