Nearly half or at least 42 percent of US voters believe that Brett Kavanaugh, who is a nominee to head the Supreme Court, committed the alleged sexual assaults being hurled at him by at least three women who bravely came forward.
“The responses were divided largely along partisan lines – about two-thirds of Democrats said they believed the allegations and nearly two-thirds of Republicans said they did not,” said the Independent in a report, adding that the findings came in following an “emotionally charged week in Washington.”
Kavanaugh is a nominee to the Supreme Court by no less than US President Donald Trump until it was stalled when at least three women came forward detailing the sexual assaults they have experienced.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has already launched an investigation, following the testimonies of the three women, which the White House has reportedly agreed on.
“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week,” US President Donald Trump said in a statement.
However, the FBI investigation, too, has been getting backlashes from critics, following reports that the scope of its investigation will be set, as this is not how they expect the investigating body to do their work, said Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, a member of the judiciary committee member, in a The Guardian report.
“That’s bad enough. But then to limit the FBI as to the scope and who they’re going to question, that … I wanted to use the word farce, but that’s not the kind of investigation that all of us are expecting the FBI to conduct,” Hirono added.
As of this writing, the FBI has yet to contact Christine Blasey Ford, who is one of the three women who stepped out to talk regarding her ordeal.
Kavanaugh, for his part, had denied all accusations and dismissed them as supposedly an “orchestrated” efforts by the Democrats to stop his confirmation.