“With each comment, Rep. Cramer further disqualifies himself from representing North Dakota in the Senate,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Assault is assault, period. That’s something Cramer just doesn’t seem to understand. And that makes him unfit to lead.”
Washington Post: GOP Rep. Cramer questions whether accusation against Kavanaugh should disqualify him, even if true
By Sean Sullivan | September 25, 2018
- “Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee for Senate in North Dakota, questioned Monday whether a sexual assault accusation against Brett M. Kavanaugh should disqualify him from the Supreme Court, even if the allegation is true.”
- “The comments from Cramer, a top Republican recruit in a marquee Senate race, highlight the extent to which the accusations against Kavanaugh have reached the midterm campaign trail, forcing candidates to respond to sensitive questions about the revelations.”
- “In the interview with host Chris Berg televised Monday, Cramer said that if something like what California professor Christine Blasey Ford alleges about Kavanaugh is accurate, ‘it’s tragic, it’s unfortunate, it’s terrible.’ But, he added of Kavanaugh, ‘even if it’s all true, does it disqualify him? It certainly means that he did something really bad 36 years ago, but does it disqualify him from the Supreme Court?’”
- “Berg replied that if the allegation were true, it would mean that Kavanaugh lied. ‘If it’s found that he knew, that he recalls it, he knew it happened, and lies about it, then I think that would disqualify him,’ responded Cramer.”
- “Nothing evidently happened in it all, even by her own accusation,” Cramer said last week. “Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere.”
- “Berg asked Cramer about his comment that ‘nothing evidently happened’ and added, ‘I think most people would say something definitely happened.’”
- “Right. That, I get,” replied Cramer. “My point was is that there was no type of intercourse or anything like that. That was my point, that nothing happened in terms of a sexual, um, event, beyond, obviously, the attack.” Cramer added, “We don’t know that even what she describes happened.”
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