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Friday, September 28, 2018

Here's How Ohio Politicians Feel About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 2:11 PM

click to enlarge Sherrod Brown and Jim Renacci - OFFICIAL HEADSHOTS
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Citizens across the world spent nearly nine hours yesterday listening to the impassioned and even-tempered testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and whatever it was that Brett Kavanaugh did before, during and after claiming  "The Devil's Triangle" is a slang term for a drinking game, that boofing means farting, and that he's never blacked out from drinking.

As the November elections are fast approaching (the last day to register to vote is Oct. 9), it's important for us to know how our representatives feel about the important issues. For your viewing pleasure, here's a round-up of how the major players in Ohio feel about Brett Kavanaugh.

Senator Rob Portman (R) has said he's going to vote "YES." He ended his official statement by saying, "The Brett Kavanaugh I know is a man of integrity and humility. He also has the right qualifications and experience to serve on the Supreme Court. In fact, the American Bar Association has given him their highest rating, unanimously. I support his confirmation."

That's cool and all, but the American Bar Association also announced today that they want the Kavanaugh hearing delayed, pending a proper investigation with the FBI.

As for Senator Sherrod Brown (D), he took to Twitter with his thoughts.

Brown is up for re-election this November and is facing republican Jim Renacci for the senate seat. Renacci paid a visit to Fox News to call the democratic handling of this situation "hypocritical," and told WLWT 5, "Let's get the vote taken care of."

In the governor's race, Democratic candidate Richard Cordray has called for a delay in the vote while Republican Mike DeWine told The Columbus Dispatch he had seen none of Thursday’s hearing and declined comment when asked if the Judiciary Committee should hold off in voting on Kavanaugh.

Bucking the trend of his Republicans contemporaries, sitting governor, John Kasich, is against pushing through the Kavanaugh vote without a proper investigation, A staunch critic of Trump and his recommendations, Kasich delivered a public statement to his twitter page.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court earlier today. Senators will now move forward with a full Senate vote, but at the request of Senator Flake (R-Ariz.), there may be a week-long FBI investigation of Dr. Ford's claims. We'll see if that actually happens.

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