Gov. Scott: Kavanaugh should be confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

Posted at 2:40 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 10:45:02-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida Governor Rick Scott is weighing in on accusations surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee should be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a statement released Friday, Scott said he thought both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s testimonies were convincing.

“I found Dr. Ford’s testimony convincing, and my heart goes out to her. I also found Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony convincing, and he’s correct that his character has been smeared," Scott said. "I think both of these people have been used and abused as pawns in a partisan Washington political theater, which is clearly the product of career politicians playing games at the expense of these individuals’ lives and reputations. This hearing was a very good example of why we need term limits in Washington."

Dr. Ford, who claimed Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when he was 17, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

That committee has since approved to advance Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. 

[MORE INFO: Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate]

“I don’t know what happened 36 years ago in suburban Maryland. The truth is that none of us really know," Scott explained. "So, I have to go with what I do know – Judge Kavanaugh has been a fair and brilliant Judge, one of our nation’s very best. He should be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

A date for the final confirmation vote has not been set yet.