Missouri senators want review of claims against Kavanaugh
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's U.S. senators want a review of sexual misconduct allegations made against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Monday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should examine the claims before any further action is taken. The committee was set to vote Thursday.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's "deeply troubled" by allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford. Ford says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than 30 years ago when they were in high school. Kavanaugh denies the claims.
McCaskill is among 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won. She hasn't said how she will vote on Kavanaugh.
McCaskill's Republican challenger, Josh Hawley, said sexual misconduct claims shouldn't be disregarded and said Ford and Kavanaugh should be heard under oath immediately.
(Editor's note: KOMU.com has updated this story to include a response from Hawley.)