Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) became the first Republican lawmaker in Congress to call for an FBI investigation into allegations by three women that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted or harassed them decades ago.
“I think there should be an investigation by the FBI. I really do,” Jones told The Hill in a brief interview in the Capitol. “What in the world difference would 10 days make? Why not wait 10 days, why not wait two weeks to find out the truth?”
Such an investigation could exonerate and “help Kavanaugh,” argued Jones, who has sometimes clashed with Trump.
Asked if he thought the three women accusing Kavauagh were credible, Jones replied: “I don’t know enough information to say that. But they should be given the benefit of the doubt.”