Republican Congressman Suggests Kavanaugh Shouldn’t Be Disqualified, Even if Allegations Are True

The allegations put on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh have been the talk of the town since the past week, and they have generated quite some interesting opinions from different figureheads. Just last week, Trump also commented on the issue and called these allegations a brutal last-ditch effort by certain forces to smear the unquestionable character of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh himself has denied all claims, and 4 witnesses have also spoken against any evidence of harassment from Kavanaugh during a dorm party at Yale some 35 years ago.

With two accusers currently public, there are also reports of a third accuser coming up soon.

Speaking about this issue, North Dakota Congressman Cramer had an interesting opinion to present. The congressman believed that Kavanaugh shouldn’t be disqualified, even if the allegations leveled against him are proven to be true.

“Even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him?” Cramer said during his interview with Valley News Live. “It certainly means that he did something really bad 36 years ago, but does it disqualify him from the Supreme Court?”

Cramer added further saying that even if these allegations were true, Kavanaugh’s clean record after the incident should be taken into perspective.

He said, “What if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened — it’s tragic, it’s unfortunate, it’s terrible, it should never happen in our society — but what if [there’s] 36 years of a record where there’s nothing like that again, but instead there’s a record of a perfect gentleman, of an intellect, of a stellar judge?”

While Cramer does make sense here, Democratic candidate Heidi Heitkamp resorted to her stringent criticism and criticized Cramer for his perspective.

Both Heidi and Cramer are locked in a tight battle for a Senate Seat from North Dakota.

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