Georgia Republicans Respond To Kavanaugh Hearing
Several of Georgia's top elected officials have weighed in on Friday's Senate Judiciary Committe hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
People across the country watched the testimony of Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who has accused him of sexual assault when they were both in high school in the early 1980s.
Outgoing, term-limited Republican Gov. Nathan Deal tweeted strong support Thursday night, encouraging the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh.
Judge Kavanaugh’s record is impeccable and his testimony speaks for itself. I wholeheartedly support him and encourage our nation’s senators to do the same and confirm him to the Supreme Court.— Governor Nathan Deal (@GovernorDeal) September 27, 2018
In Washington, Georgia's senior senator, Republican Johnny Isakson, would not say much about his support for Kavanaugh.
"I've made a decision not to talk to y'all about that until the vote," Isakson told reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday. "This is probably one of the five most interesting days in the United States Senate."
Republican Sen. David Perdue also did not comment on his intended vote, but said he was pleased with the way the hearing went.
“We processed this in the way that was the most responsible," Perdue said. "We got the evidence before the committee, and that’s what we wanted to do.”