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GOP Senator Perdue Denies 'Rush' to Confirm Kavanaugh

GOP Senator Perdue Denies 'Rush' to Confirm Kavanaugh
Sen. David Purdue, R-Ga. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 23 September 2018 12:38 PM

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said Sunday “there’s no rush here” to confirm of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh amid a decades-old accusation of sexual assault.

In an interview on NBC News’ “Meet The Press,” Perdue said the Senate Judiciary Committee was following “a very similar timetable that we did in earlier situations, where similar allegations were made,” referring to the 1991 confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas after Anita Hill accused him of work-place sexual harassment.

“There’s no rush here,” he said, adding, “If we don't get all the information this week, I have total confidence that Senator [Charles] Grassley [R-Iowa, chairman of the Judiciary Committee] will take his time and make sure we get all the information we need.”

Perdue noted the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s are “serious.”

“I hope Dr. Ford can be put in a comfortable situation, where she can provide the information,” he said. “This is a democracy. We have a judicial system. But we also have innocent until proven guilty. And so my view is that we need to hear from both parties and make sure that we do it in a timely manner… it's time to have this hearing and get it before the American people.”

Perdue predicted the committee will take its vote this week.

"You look at the credibility of the people giving the information and the pattern of behavior and you take a holistic view of this to get to a heart-level, gut-level determination about who is telling the truth,” he said.

“I fully expect we'll get to a decision this week and move on,” he added.

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