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Springs representatives split on Kavanaugh nomination

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As expected, Colorado’s two senators split on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for a seat on the Supreme Court. Democrat Michael Bennet opposed the nominee, who was accused of sexual assault in the 11th hour of the confirmation process, and Republican Cory Gardner voted “yes.”

Bennet, in remarks on the Senate floor on Oct. 4, said he opposed Kavanaugh based on his expected rulings on the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, efforts to slow climate change, marriage of same-sex couples, abortion rights, and, particularly, “the nominee’s expansive views with respect to presidential power and oversight.” Bennet lamented the reduction of such debates to “a completely partisan exercise” and Kavanaugh’s display of partisan viewpoints during his comments to a Senate panel.

Gardner supported Kavanaugh, saying, according to The Denver Post, “No evidence was found by the FBI to corroborate the allegations made against him or to make me change the support I announced for him in July.”

Democrats have howled over what they considered an insufficient FBI investigation, which bypassed interviewing key people, including the chief accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who said a drunken teenage Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her at a house party, but she escaped.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, issued a statement in which he essentially said he didn’t believe Ford. “Judge Kavanaugh never lost my support despite the left’s best attempt to smear his good name,” he said.

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