Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith used her first speech on U.S. Senate floor Wednesday to offer “strong and unyielding support” for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says these events never happened, not three decades ago, not ever,” said Hyde-Smith, R-Mississippi, one of six Republican women in the Senate.
“It seems opponents of Judge Kavanaugh are engaged in character assassination to destroy the reputation of a devoted public servant, a loving husband and father,” she said.
Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of attempt rape when he was in high school, are scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Two othe women have accused him of sexually inappropriate behavior.
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