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Jones: ‘Unprecedented ugliness’ over confirmation vote

October 4, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones says the debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has brought out “unprecedented ugliness” on both sides.

Jones made the comments Thursday. He says people, both for and against the nomination, have publicly accosted his colleagues. He says the women in his office who answer the telephones have been harassed by callers saying they hope they get assaulted.

Senators are expected to vote this week on Kavanaugh, who has denied allegations he sexually assaulted a woman when he was a teenager in the 1980s.

Jones announced earlier he would vote no, saying the process was rushed and flawed. He says he did not expect his decision to change but declined to commit before reviewing an FBI report on the assault allegation.

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