First GOP Lawmaker Embraces Dem Calls For FBI Probe Of Kavanaugh Allegations

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September 27, 2018 9:24 am
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Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) is the first Republican lawmaker to suggest that Brett Kavanaugh should be investigated by the FBI, telling The Hill on Wednesday that he doesn’t think there’s any reason not to.

“I think there should be an investigation by the FBI. I really do,” Jones told The Hill. “What in the world difference would 10 days make? Why not wait 10 days, why not wait two weeks to find out the truth?”

While Senate Republicans’ views on the Kavanaugh confirmation are of higher consequence, Jones’s embrace of an FBI probe is notable, given Republicans in the Senate, and the White House, have ignored Democrat’s request for a probe into the allegations that have been levied against Kavanaugh in recent days.

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