Republican Governor Calls Brett Kavanaugh Allegations 'Sickening,' Says Senate Should Postpone Vote

Republican Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker parted from many of his GOP colleagues Thursday morning, calling for an independent investigation on Twitter. He also labeled the multiple sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as "sickening."

Baker also said there should be "no vote in the Senate" until an independent investigation takes place.

The Senate Judiciary Committee has already scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh for Friday morning, the day after Kavanaugh and his first accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, testify before the committee.

Republicans on the committee and President Trump have refrained from requesting the FBI to investigate the numerous allegations stemming back to Kavanaugh's time in high school and college. Critics, Democrats, and Ford have all called for an independent investigation to occur before they proceed further.

Three named women, including Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, allege that Kavanaugh either sexually assaulted them or that he was aware of other women being assaulted and did nothing to stop it. Other anonymous claims surfaced Wednesday but have not publicly come forward.

Ford and Kavanaugh were slated to testify Thursday morning to the Judiciary Committee, where Ford described her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh at a house gathering when they were in high school in the 1980s.

GOP Massachusetts Governor Calls Kavanaugh Allegations ‘Sickening,’ Senate Should Postpone Vote
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks during the National Clean Energy Summit 9.0, in Las Vegas, on October 13, 2017. Baker parted from many of his GOP colleagues Thursday morning, calling for an independent investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Twitter. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit
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