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Maryland governor: Investigation needed in Kavanaugh case

September 27, 2018 GMT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Maryland’s Republican governor says he believes a full investigation is needed into allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Amelia Chasse, Gov. Larry Hogan’s spokeswoman, said Thursday that “the governor believes there needs to be a full investigation before the process moves forward.”

On Tuesday, Hogan told reporters he believed the allegations are “very disturbing.” He described them as “credible charges and big concerns.” He added that “they ought to take whatever time it takes to make sure these accusers are heard and he has a chance to respond to them.”

Asked Thursday if the governor believed there should be an investigation, Chasse confirmed that Hogan “doesn’t think the nomination should proceed until and unless there is a full investigation into the allegations.”