GOP Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday said the sexual assault allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are “sickening” and demanded Senate Republicans not vote on his confirmation until there is an independent investigation into the allegations.
“The accusations brought against Judge Kavanaugh are sickening and deserve an independent investigation. There should be no vote in the Senate,” Baker wrote on Twitter.
The accusations brought against Judge Kavanaugh are sickening and deserve an independent investigation. There should be no vote in the Senate.
— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) September 27, 2018
Baker’s tweet came as the first of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, delivered testimony on her accusations in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Baker was the second Republican governor in two days to call on the Senate to delay the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation scheduled for Friday morning.
GOP Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday said that delaying the vote and conducting an independent investigation would be “in the best interest of our country and the integrity of the court.”