WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Following controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and recent accusations of sexual misconduct, Republican Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith continue their support for the pick.
Last Thursday, the Senate Judiciary committee invited accuser Christine Blasey Ford to testify. She shared her story of an assault at a high school party 36 years ago. But Kavanaugh strongly refuted those claims, and said the recent allegations are part of a partisan attack on him and his family.
As the White House has allowed the FBI to re-open a background check, Sens. Wicker and Hyde-Smith say they will to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Ford gave an emotional testimony on Capitol Hill last week, alleging Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her at a high school party decades ago where teens were drinking. The California professor flew in to DC to share her side of the story. Afterward, the federal judge emphatically denied any sexual misconduct.
"I just think there's a coordinated smear campaign by those who don't want someone of his philosophy as a swing vote on the Supreme Court," said Wicker.
Wicker, a Republican, says while he thinks Ford suffered some type of trauma, he says the accusations do not add up against someone with such an outstanding record.
Mississippi's other GOP Senator, Hyde-Smith, has also been supportive of Kavanaugh and argued Democrats are attacking a good man.
Thursday night after the hearing, Senator Hyde-Smith's spokesman said the Senator "remains firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh, and is encouraging her colleagues to do the same."
Several Republicans have said while they found Ford to have a compelling story, to date, there's been no corroboration of any wrong-doing and they also believe Kavanaugh has an impeccable record as a judge, public servant and family man.