This article first appeared in POLITICO.
Discussing allegations of attempted sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer emphasized the importance of hearing both sides before the "senators decide what they believe."
Delivered at an event at Georgetown University, Spicer's comments essentially matched those of several conservatives who have voiced support for hearing out Christine Blasey Ford — a Californian research psychologist who accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her at a Maryland party while they were teenagers — before voting on the nominee. Even President Donald Trump said Monday that he would not be opposed to hearings in order to have a "complete process," though he stood by Kavanaugh’s nomination.
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