STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT NOMINATION HEARINGS

27 September 2018

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:

“As the U.S. Senate continues to consider the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, I urge them to require a thorough, independent and non-partisan FBI investigation into the accusations that have been brought against the Judge and take the appropriate time necessary to do so.

“This is a lifetime appointment, and they have an obligation to those who have spoken out, Judge Kavanaugh and the American people to take the time to get it right by determining the truth. Again, those efforts should include a full, independent and non-partisan investigation by the FBI.

“We should all want to know the truth. This is not about any one nominee, it’s about the standard of integrity and morality we must set for the country, the Court and the appointment process. A decision of this magnitude must be informed with all the facts in hand.

“Without those facts, the process should not move forward. And if the Senate confirms Judge Kavanaugh without them, it will cast a dark cloud over the Senate, the Court, and our nation. We are better than this as a country. It is my hope that the Senate will put the morality of our nation ahead of party or ideology.” 

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Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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