Audio: Senator Blunt says handling of Kavanaugh allegations has “hurt the Senate”

Senator Roy Blunt

The U.S. Senate could vote today on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt says he took the sexual assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford seriously.



Blunt says it’s been a rough month for everyone involved in the process surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. He says the way the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh were handled has hurt the Senate.



Blunt says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process has damaged the way his chamber does business. Even though he voted to move Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination forward, Blunt says he took the sexual assault allegations seriously.



Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill opposed Kavanaugh’s confirmation for supporting unlimited and anonymous political donations.