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    Gov. Scott Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the below statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

    Governor Scott said, “I found Dr. Ford’s testimony convincing, and my heart goes out to her. I also found Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony convincing, and he’s correct that his character has been smeared. I think both of these people have been used and abused as pawns in a partisan Washington political theater, which is clearly the product of career politicians playing games at the expense of these individuals’ lives and reputations. This hearing was a very good example of why we need term limits in Washington.

    “I don’t know what happened 36 years ago in suburban Maryland. The truth is that none of us really know. So, I have to go with what I do know – Judge Kavanaugh has been a fair and brilliant Judge, one of our nation’s very best. He should be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.”