Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly from Indiana says Brett Kavanaugh won’t get his vote for confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Donnelly said Friday that sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee are “disturbing and credible.”
Republican Mike Braun is running against Donnelly and called the decision to oppose Kavanaugh “a grave mistake.” Braun said Friday he continues to “strongly support” Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Donnelly joined other Senate Democrats and Arizona’s Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in calling for an FBI investigation into the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford “in the interest of getting as much information as possible.”
Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were in high school. Kavanaugh denied the claim.
Trump ordered the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination along party lines, advancing the nominee to the full Senate for a vote. The FBI investigation must be completed in less than one week, per the president’s order.