In 2006, President George W. Bush watches the swearing-in of Brett Kavanaugh as a judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by the Supreme court of the United States Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, far right.
Ex-President George W. Bush, stands by his previous support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in the midst of sexual assault allegations brought against him last week.
Politico reported Tuesday that Bush said he and his wife, Laura, “have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades.”
“We stand by our comments on the nominated night, judge Kavanaugh,” the statement continued.
Kavanaugh served under Bush for the past five years as White House counsel and staff Secretary. In 2006, Bush appointed him to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
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After his nomination was announced in July, Bush expressed his support for Kavanaugh, called him “a fine man, father and friend and a man of the highest character.”
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— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 10, 2018
Only a few days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was to vote on the Kavanaugh nomination, a woman named Christine Blasey, Ford joined with the sexual assault accusations date back to the 1980s.
She claims that in a drunken state Kavanaugh pinned her down during a party in Marlyand and tried to remove their clothes. She said he covered her mouth with his hand, screaming as she tried. At the time of the alleged encounter, Ford was 15, and Kavanaugh was 17, she said.
He has issued a full-throated denials of all accusations.
A hearing before the Committee is scheduled for Monday, but the details remain provisional.
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