A top Republican senator on Thursday said that a new FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh found nothing to corroborate sexual assault allegations against the US Supreme Court nominee.
“This investigation found no hint of misconduct,” Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement. “There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know.” The FBI, at the request of a key Republican senator, was given a week to look into allegations by a university professor that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were teenagers decades ago.
Grassley said it was time to proceed to a vote by the full Senate on President Donald Trump’s nominee to sit on the nation’s highest court.
“I’ll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh,” he said.