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Hassan, Shaheen seek nomination delay

September 17. 2018 9:29PM

CONCORD — U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan on Monday called for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hassan and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, both Democrats from New Hampshire, announced last week that they planned to vote against Kavanaugh, a U.S. Circuit Court judge nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Both have joined other Democrats in calling for a delay, given new allegations from a college professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct during a high school party in the 1980s.

“I think the vote should be postponed. I think the FBI should investigate these allegations,” Hassan said Monday after an event in Concord.

Shaheen also called on the Judiciary Committee in a Tweet on Sunday night to delay the vote until the allegations can be fully examined.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said he is willing to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee again in order to address the matter and clear his name.


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