Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney said he would have voted for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during a debate Tuesday and condemned Senate Democrats for delaying the Senate confirmation process.
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“The key is to have a deadline for senators or others bring forward complaints, concerns and accusations such that there’s sufficient time to investigate these things before the public hearings begin,” Romney said during the debate against Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson, according to the Associated Press.
Wilson said she disagreed with Kavanaugh's confirmation and said the process was rushed.
Kavanaugh was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh denied the allegations, and following a hearing in which one of his accusers spoke, Christine Blasey Ford, and an FBI supplemental background investigation, he was confirmed over the weekend.
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and president candidate who once decried President Trump as a “phony,” has since been endorsed by the president and is enjoying a big lead in his U.S. Senate race to represent Utah to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch.
While Wilson said she would support impeachment, Romney pushed back, saying, “I don’t think it makes sense to be talking about impeachment, not for a sitting president."
Some Democrats have warned that if they are to take back the House and Senate following the midterm elections, party leadership would consider invoking articles of impeachment.
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