North Dakota GOP Senate nominee: I'm not sure trying to rape someone should disqualify you from SCOTUS
GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer (Screen cap).
September 25, 2018
Kevin Cramer, the Republican Party's nominee for the United States Senate in North Dakota, has once again made a controversial comment about the allegations being leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
During an interview with local news station KX4, Cramer insisted that he believed Kavanaugh's account that he didn't try to rape Christine Blasey Ford when the two of them were teenagers.
However, later in the interview, he questioned whether Kavanaugh should actually be disqualified from serving on the Supreme Court if he had done what Ford alleges he did 36 years ago.
"What if something like what Dr. Ford describes happened -- it's tragic, it's unfortunate, it's terrible, it should never happen in our society," he began. "But what if [there is] 36 years of a record where there's nothing like that again, but instead there's a record of a perfect gentleman, an intellect, a guy who's been a stellar judge... even if it's all true, does it disqualify him?"
Cramer then hedged slightly and acknowledged that "it certainly means he did something bad 36 years ago," but then once again questioned whether it meant he shouldn't be given a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court.
Watch the video below.