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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe

Menendez strikes Hugin over silence on Kavanaugh allegations

By Nikita Biryukov, September 24 2018 10:21 am

Bob Hugin’s wait-and-see attitude to Brett Kavanaugh may have been a deft strategy when the nominee was first announced months ago, but now that Kavanaugh faces mounting sexual assault allegations, that silence risks turning into a liability.

“”The new allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh reveal a troubling pattern of behavior that only further disqualifies him from a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.  Yet, Bob Hugin says he hasn’t heard anything that would prevent him from supporting his confirmation,” said Menendez Communications Director Steve Sandberg.  “Bob Hugin is spineless and gutless and incapable of mustering a mere fraction of the courage these women have displayed coming forward to stand up to Donald Trump.”

The attack from Menendez’s campaign is the second such one the campaign put out on Sunday, the same day they had a group of female legislators attack the candidate over his not disavowing the Supreme Court nominee.

Though, shortly after the allegations against Kavanaugh were made public, Hugin said they ought to be investigated.

Hugin has kept the same stance he had on Kavanaugh since President Donald Trump announced his nomination some months ago. Without committing to support him, Hugin has called Kavanaugh a qualified individual.

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 12:19 p.m.


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