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Thursday, Sep 20 2018

REALLY? Heller Calls Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations a “Hiccup”

Sep 20, 2018

“Nevadans are finally seeing who the real Dean Heller is: a rubber-stamp Republican who will casually dismiss sexual assault allegations against political allies — but only on a top-secret GOP conference call,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Voters should wonder what else Heller is saying behind closed doors — and whether he’s thinking of anyone but himself.”

Nevada Independent: Heller predicts Kavanaugh confirmation to Supreme Court despite ‘hiccup’
By Riley Snyder | September 19th, 2018

  • “Republican Sen. Dean Heller is predicting that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the nation’s highest court despite the “hiccup” of a recent allegation that the judge sexually assaulted a woman when they were both teenagers.”
  • “In a ‘VIP’ conference call arranged by the Nevada Republican Party on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to the state, Heller — who is running for re-election against Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen — said the Senate would still likely confirm Kavanaugh to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy despite the sexual harassment allegations.”
  • “‘I’m really grateful for the White House, for the effort of President Trump and what he has done, and the excitement that we have,’ he said. ‘We got a little hiccup here with the Kavanaugh nomination, we’ll get through this and we’ll get off to the races,’ he said.
  • Few other senators have expressed such confidence in Kavanaugh’s nomination after California-based psychologist Christine Blasey Ford went public with her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago when they were both high school students.”
  • “Heller said in July that he had “no reservations” about confirming Kavanaugh, citing his ‘extensive record’ and called him a ‘mainstream jurist.’”

Read the full story here.

Published: Sep 20, 2018

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