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U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel calls for unbiased FBI investigation into Brett Kavanaugh

Posted: 1:23 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 13:25:36-04

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D) on Tuesday called for a full and independent FBI investigation into judge Brett Kavanaugh.

During a Tuesday news conference in West Palm Beach, Frankel said she stands with Christine Blasey Ford.

Ford  testified last week in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh sexual assaulted her in 1982.  Kavanaugh then vehemently denied the encounter with Ford.

Frankel also used the opportunity to encourage victims of sexual assault to come forward.

“We represent millions of people all over this country who are watching intently and are sending the message that we want a fair, unfettered, unbiased investigation of the character and temperament of this Supreme Court nominee,” said Frankel. 

Frankel serves Florida's 21st Congressional District.

The FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is scheduled to conclude sometime this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's said Tuesday he is committed to holding a vote this week.