Nevada GOP Sen. Heller backs Kavanaugh, FBI’s investigation

September 29, 2018
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People hold signs during a protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside the offices of Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says he continues to support the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Heller issued a statement Friday saying he is also in favor of the Trump administration’s decision to order the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background investigation.

Heller’s comments came after more than 60 people gathered outside his office in Las Vegas to protest against Kavanaugh’s nomination.

President Donald Trump on Friday directed the FBI to reopen the background investigation after several women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Protester Susan Jackel says she is “appalled” at what unfolded Thursday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which Kavanaugh and one accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified.

Jackel says she believes Ford “told her truth” and senators “stomped all over her.”

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