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Capito, Manchin, Morrisey weigh in on Kavanaugh allegation


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As an accusation of an attempted rape several decades ago has put the confirmation process of a new Supreme Court justice in limbo, West Virginia’s senators shared their thoughts on the matter.

The Senate Judiciary Committee had scheduled a vote for this week and was likely to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh when The Washington Post published a detailed narrative from Christine Blasey Ford alleging that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her when they were in high school in the early 1980s.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegation, and the committee is scheduled to hear public testimony from the accuser and the accused next week. However, CBS News reportedTuesday that Ford has not yet accepted an invitation to speak to the committee.

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