Dershowitz Says Confirmation Process Should Be Postponed For FBI Probe

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03:  Alan Dershowitz attends Hulu Presents "Triumph's Election Special" produced by Funny Or Die at NEP Studios on February 3, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Hulu)
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Fox News analyst Alan Dershowitz is calling for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to be postponed until an FBI investigation can be conducted.

“Maybe we can get closer to the truth, although that is not certain,” he wrote in an article on Fox News’ website. “But right now there are too many unanswered question to bring the confirmation of Kavanaugh – currently a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia – to a vote of the Judiciary Committee as scheduled on Friday, much less to a vote of the full Senate.”

He claims that the two witnesses are currently at a “credibility tie” based on their accounts, assigning Kavanaugh the obvious motive to lie of getting a Supreme Court seat and Blasey Ford the less obvious motive of possibly having political reasons to want Kavanaugh off the court.

“Realistically, it is unlikely that the Senate will proceed in the manner of a court of law, because political truth has replaced scientific truth in our highly partisan age,” he added.

After the hearings, some organizations have also sounded the call to postpone the votes for an FBI investigation, including the American Bar Association.

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