Congressman Phil Roe reacts to Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe is reacting to the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Congressman Roe tells News Channel 11 - he's never met Kavanaugh, but thinks he will be confirmed.

"He has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate before. You don't get on a federal bench without confirmation and background checks. And it just seems a bit shady to me that five days before the vote in the Senate on the Senate Judiciary Committee that this would just suddenly show up," Congressman Roe said.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.

President Trump said he's open to a delay in order to keep the process going and eventually confirm Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh and his accuser are set to testify in a public hearing next week.

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