Kaine Speaks on Kavanaugh while Campaigning in Charlottesville
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine said he feels that the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh were not taken seriously after only a five-day investigation and numerous people were identified.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The controversial confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court became official on Saturday, sparking uproar among local politicians.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-VA, was in Charlottesville Sunday campaigning for the midterm elections. Kaine voted no on the confirmation. He said that the message that was sent from the Senate after the vote is unacceptable.
The Democrat said he feels that the allegations were not taken seriously after only a five-day investigation and numerous people were identified.
“The claims were so just ignored that if you’ve suffered from a sexual assault or are suffering in an abusive situation, the message that was sent from the Senate is ‘We just don’t care’ and we just can’t afford to send that message to people, so I was discouraged about it,” Kaine said.
Kaine also said that if you are a victim of sexual assault, you do not have to suffer in silence.