Senators who vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could face trouble with their constituents: according to a new Change Research poll, a majority of Americans say they would not vote to re-elect their senators if they put Kavanaugh through to the nation’s highest court.
Axios reported Saturday that 51 percent of voters were less likely to support their senators’ re-election if they vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
> And people found Dr. Christine Blasey Ford more believable (50%) and credible (48%) than Kavanaugh (44% for both.) 50% of people said they will view the Supreme Court as less credible if the Senate confirms Kavanaugh.
Ford testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her while the two were in high school.
Kavanaugh strongly denied the allegation, as well as allegations put forth by two other women: Deborah Ramirez, who accused the judge of sexual misconduct during their time at Yale University; and Julie Swetnick, who claims Kavanaugh and his high school friend Mark Judge participated in “gang rapes” during house parties in the early 1980s.
The FBI is now investigating the claims of all three women, though President Donald Trump is reportedly working to hamstring the investigation by placing strict limits on how far investigators can go with the probe.