Senator John Hoeven issued the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“In the confirmation process for the Supreme Court we must make decisions based on facts. Judge Kavanaugh has clearly denied the allegations against him. Any allegation of sexual assault is serious however and Dr. Ford gave her account, but the facts do not support that Judge Kavanaugh was involved. All of the people that Dr. Ford said were at the event specifically say they have no recollection of it ever occurring. That includes Dr. Ford’s friend Leland Keyser. It is truly unfortunate that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee did not follow the standard bipartisan investigation practices of the committee. Based on his lifetime record of achievement, I believe Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed.”