John Cornyn (R - TX) Likely Yes

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(Statements last updated September 24, 2018 10:54 PM -04:00.)

September 17: Cornyn, in a statement, said the Judiciary Committee "should treat this with the seriousness it deserves, in a way that is fair to both the individual making the accusation and the judge himself." He added that lawmakers "can do that through regular order and with bipartisan participation in a spirit of collaboration and concern for all involved.... which respects confidentiality." "That Democrats have so egregiously mishandled this up until now," Cornyn continued, "is no excuse for us to do the same. If Democrats reject the committee handling this swiftly and in a bipartisan way through regular order, then it's clear that their only intention is to smear Judge Kavanaugh and derail his nomination." Asked what regular order would entail, a Cornyn spokeswoman cited the process outlined by Grassley: "The standard procedure for updates to any nominee's background investigation file is to conduct separate follow-up calls with relevant parties," Grassley said in a statement."In this case, that would entail phone calls with at least Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford." (Houston Chronicle)

July 24: I'd say that [his] words and the opinions of his many supporters demonstrate Judge Kavanaugh is the right person to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. (YouTube)

July 9: Judge Kavanaugh is an exceptionally-qualified jurist who will be a fair and impartial arbiter of the law and will not legislate from the bench. Throughout his tenure, Judge Kavanaugh has served with a high moral standard and demonstrated a clear commitment to faithfully intepreting the Constitution. (Twitter)

 

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