Gov. Bruce Rauner says Kavanaugh vote should be delayed; Sen. Dick Durbin says he will vote ‘no’

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Hours before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday said the process should be delayed after Thursday’s testimony of Christine Blasey Ford.

“Dr. Ford’s allegations are very serious and they seem very credible. I believe they deserve to be investigated and I believe a vote should be postponed until they are fully investigated,” Rauner said on WBEZ-FM’s “Morning Shift” program.

The governor’s comments come as the dramatic Washington, D.C., testimony of Kavanaugh and Ford have become an issue in campaigns back home and allegations of sexual harassment and abuse have led to resignations by officials and operatives in Illinois politics.

Early Friday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’d vote against Kavanaugh’s nomination because of his reluctance to endorse an FBI investigation into Ford’s claims.

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September 28, 2018 at 10:18AM

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