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Rep. Jerry Nadler calls on Senate Republicans to interview all of Kavanaugh's accusers

Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerThis week: Congress races to wrap work for the year Top Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE of New York, a high-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday called on Senate Republicans to immediately initiate an FBI investigation into allegations from three different women that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had engaged in sexual misconduct and assault during his youth.

Nadler said that he found the most recent allegation, that Kavanaugh had been involved with a series of rapes of teenage girls during the early 1980s, to be "credible." "Based on these allegations, it is credible, it is not proven yet," Nadler said in an interview with Hill.TV.

"He should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court until a thorough investigation is made, until all of these women have a proper opportunity to be heard," he said, adding that Kavanaugh should have the chance to defend himself as well.

"They wouldn't give a hearing to Judge [Merrick] Garland, President Obama's nominee, for over a year because they didn't like the president. They can afford to take a month or two or whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this," he said.