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STATEWIDE--He will be an excellent addition to the Supreme Court. That's what Indiana Republican Senator Todd Young said Thursday night about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after he watched the testimony of both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford.
Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her back in the 1980s. Young said he was struck by the power of both testimonies, but believes Kavanaugh was truthful under oath. Young calls Kavanaugh a "man of integrity." Indiana's Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly has not made a decision on whether or not he will vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Donnelly said the FBI needs to investigate Kavanaugh after he heard three women accused Kavanaugh of sexually inappropriate behavior.
The full statement is below:
It was important for both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh to appear before the committee today. I watched the hearing closely and was struck by the power of both testimonies.
I was not, however, persuaded that Judge Kavanaugh was involved in this alleged incident 36 years ago. I believe Judge Kavanaugh was truthful under oath during today’s hearing, and I trust the statements of the witnesses named by Dr. Ford who said under penalty of felony that they have no recollection of the alleged incident.
After watching today’s hearing, and conducting a thorough and objective review of his nomination, I remain convinced that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of integrity who will be an excellent addition to the Supreme Court. I will be voting to confirm him.