DeWine says Kavanaugh accuser allegations should be weighed

Posted at 12:43 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 17:28:13-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former Republican senator running for Ohio governor says the allegations of a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault must be taken seriously.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine told The Associated Press Thursday senators must allow the hearing process to play out before drawing conclusions.

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DeWine says that's his "prosecutorial background coming out, in that the evidence needs to be looked at."

Democratic rival Richard Cordray believes the Senate needs to delay the nomination vote on Kavanaugh, calling allegations against him by Christine Blasey Ford "deeply troubling."

DeWine supported Republican President Donald Trump's choice of Kavanaugh in previous statements and on Twitter.

He joins Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich among GOP officials in the closely divided bellwether state urging a careful review.