United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States:
"I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh because of his 26 years of distinguished public service and his reputation as a superior jurist, lawyer and teacher.
"Judge Kavanaugh denies under oath Dr. Ford's account of an alleged incident 36 years ago. The FBI has conducted six background investigations of Judge Kavanaugh since that alleged incident and found no such conduct. Every person Dr. Ford alleges was present at the incident says under penalty of a felony it didn't happen.
"Senate Democrats have treated Judge Kavanaugh as innocent until nominated. They have victimized Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford and their families. They have diminished the United States Senate by their embarrassing irresponsibility."