Governor Rick Scott, currently running a bid to unseat Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, is weighing in on the current controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation into the Supreme Court.
This weekend, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward and shared her story of a supposed non-consensual sexual encounter with Judge Brett Kavanaugh when both of them were in high school. She detailed that encounter, and Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. In turn, both Ford and Kavanaugh have committed to testifying under oath should they be asked to do so.
In response to the matter, Governor Scott has accused Senator Feinstein of sitting on the allegation and using it for partisan purposes to further delay the confirmation process. At first, Ford had sent a letter to Feinstein with the intention of remaining anonymous.
In a statement, the Governor explained that “The Judiciary committee needs to seek the truth here. Truth is not partisan, and truth is more important than politics. These very serious allegations should have been investigated months ago. But Democrat Senator Feinstein pulled a slick Washington trick and intentionally hid this from the Senate during the hearings. Dr. Ford must receive a fair hearing; her allegations are very serious. And Judge Kavanaugh deserves to have the chance to clear his name.”