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Key senator Susan Collins backs Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Collins said allegations that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow teenager nearly four decades ago were unproven.

Published: 06th October 2018 01:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2018 01:40 AM   |  A+A-

Susan Collins (Photo | AP)

By AFP

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court appeared all but certain to win approval from the Senate after a key lawmaker backed him Friday.

Susan Collins, a member of Trump's Republican Party who was among the last to declare her voting intentions, said allegations that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow teenager nearly four decades ago were unproven.

"I do not believe these charges can fairly prevent Judge Kavanaugh from serving on the court," Collins told lawmakers in a speech from the floor of the chamber.

"The presumption of innocence and fairness do bear on my thinking and I cannot abandon them," she added, calling Kavanaugh "an exemplary public servant."



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