GOP senator wants Kavanaugh, accuser to testify

WASHINGTON (AP) – Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly says a planned vote should be postponed on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, until Congress has time to review recent sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

The Senate Judiciary Committee was set for a Thursday vote.

A woman has come forward to say Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when they were in high school. Republicans and Democrats have called for more time to review the claims made by the woman, Christine Blasey Ford – allegations that Kavanaugh denies.

Donnelly said in a statement Monday that the allegations are “serious” and merit further review.

The vulnerable Democrat is up for re-election this year. The campaign for his Republican rival, Mike Braun, did not respond to a request for comment on his support for Kavanaugh.

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