Lamar Alexander (R - TN) Definitely Yes



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(Statements last updated October 6, 2018 04:02 PM -04:00.)

October 4: "Keep in mind, there have been six prior FBI background checks on Judge Kavanaugh over the last 26 years" he said, none of which "turned up a hint of the kind of thing that was alleged" in last week's hearing. (

October 1: "Judge Kavanaugh said he'd welcome [an FBI investigation]. I'd welcome it. I don't think it's necessary for me. I am ready to vote for Judge Kavanaugh based on his 26 years of extraordinary service." (

September 28: The FBI investigation ordered by President Trump will be the 7th time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh’s background and past. The Judge said he has no problem with an FBI investigation and I have no problem with one, but I don’t need one to make my decision. There have already been six FBI background checks since the alleged incident, and everyone who was at the alleged incident says it didn't happen and they've sworn to that. Joe Biden has reminded us that the FBI does not reach conclusions, but hopefully a new report will help us reach a consensus. (

September 27: I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh because of his 26 years of distinguished public service and his reputation as a superior jurist, lawyer and teacher. Judge Kavanaugh denies under oath Dr. Ford’s account of an alleged incident 36 years ago. The FBI has conducted six background investigations of Judge Kavanaugh since that alleged incident and found no such conduct. Every person Dr. Ford alleges was present at the incident says under penalty of a felony it didn’t happen. Senate Democrats have treated Judge Kavanaugh as innocent until nominated. They have victimized Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford and their families. They have diminished the United States Senate by their embarrassing irresponsibility. (

September 17: In a statement Monday, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said the committee should "carefully consider Dr. Ford's allegation and Judge Kavanaugh's response," before alleging that Democrats in the Senate may have known about the allegation prior to Kavanaugh's hearing, which he described as "troubling." (

July 26: In 2006, I voted for Judge Kavanaugh to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals because he impressed me with his intelligence, temperament and experience. He is committed to deciding cases based upon the law and not his own point of view. The Senate is fortunate to have someone of his caliber to consider. (

July 9: The president has nominated a well-qualified jurist. Unfortunately, the Senate has gotten into a bad habit of treating good people as 'innocent until nominated.' Instead, I hope this confirmation process will be conducted with dignity and respect so that we may learn more about Judge Kavanaugh's character, temperament and attitudes. (Twitter)


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