Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly refused chances to call for an FBI investigation to clear his name 19 times during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, notes Shareblue.
One of those opportunities came from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois:
Right now, turn to your left, in the front row to Don McGahn — counsel to President Trump — and ask him to suspend this hearing and nomination process until the FBI completes its investigation of the charges made by Dr. Ford and others. This is a reasonable request to finally put to rest these charges if they are false.
Instead of asking for the FBI investigation, Kavanaugh cowered to the Republican-controlled committee that refuses to havean FBI investigation:
I welcome whatever the committee wants to do because I’m telling the truth.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters outside the hearing room that an FBI investigation would be worthless:
GRAHAM: We don’t even know what house this happened in! Or what day specifically!
REPORTER: Isn’t that an argument for an FBI investigation?
G: Why didn’t Dems call for one in August?
R: That doesn’t answer the Q.
G: Well, the FBI wouldn’t have told us anything useful anyway. pic.twitter.com/XeKXD509qm
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 27, 2018