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GOP governor: Accusations against Kavanaugh are ‘sickening’

September 27, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ Republican governor calls the accusations made by women against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “sickening” and deserving of an “independent investigation.”

Charlie Baker also said Thursday on Twitter that there should be no vote taken in the U.S. Senate on Kavanaugh’s nomination until the investigation is completed.

The tweet was sent from Baker’s official state account at about the same time Christine Blasey Ford began her testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington. Ford says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when both were in high school. Kavanaugh denies it.

Baker, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump’s policies, later told reporters: “I believe Professor Ford.”

Baker’s Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, attended a rally in Boston on Thursday in support of Ford and opposition to Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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