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Ron Johnson: Senate Should Hear From Kavanaugh Accuser

Tammy Baldwin Calls Brett Kavanaugh Claims 'Credible'

Brett Kavanaugh
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Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says the Senate Judiciary Committee should hear from a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school.

Johnson said in a Monday interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee that “this woman is willing to come forward and tell her story and we should listen to her.”

Johnson is not a member of the Judiciary Committee but says it’s “appropriate” the panel listen to both the accuser as well as Kavanaugh.

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“I’m not really sure where this goes from here,” he said.

Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says the allegations are credible.

Baldwin tweeted her reaction Monday. She said the allegations from Christine Blasey Ford are “deeply disturbing, serious and credible.”

Baldwin said there should be no vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination until the matter is fully investigated and both he and Ford testify before the Senate committee.

Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford indicated Monday they would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Republican-controlled Senate panel appears committed to a vote on Kavanaugh later this week.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 12:33 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, to include comments from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.