Conway: Kavanaugh should not be seen as tainted

Conway: Kavanaugh should not be seen as tainted
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway rips Trump: Ukraine allegations are 'over the top' Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump George Conway: If Trump pushed Ukraine to investigate Biden, he 'should be impeached and removed from office' MORE said Sunday that Justice Brett Kavanaugh should not be seen as "tainted" by the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him.

"He should be seen as somebody that went through seven FBI investigations, including just in this last week, another that was completed this past July, had answered 1,200 written questions, had produced about a million pages of documents, submitted himself to about 33 or 35 hours of sworn testimony to the Senate, including denying the allegations that were put before him," Conway told ABC's "This Week."

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"They should look at his entire record the way Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsTrump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote MORE [R-Maine] did," Conway added. "She said that she had been briefed by 19 attorneys, that she had read his opinions, she quoted from those opinions."

Conway noted Collins's concerns that "we're giving up on basic principles that make America so wonderful, including fairness and due process and the presumption of innocence."

"The Supreme Court is a sacrosanct institution, thank God, that can withstand much and it will withstand the fact that there were a lot of political machinations," Conway said.

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed to the Supreme Court Saturday after a chaotic and heated confirmation battle.

Republicans said an FBI investigation did not find corroboration of the sexual misconduct claims against Kavanaugh, something that helped convince Collins and Sens. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake donates to Democratic sheriff being challenged by Arpaio in Arizona The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says US-China trade talks to resume, hails potential trade with Japan, UK Joe Arpaio to run for Maricopa County sheriff in 2020  MORE (R-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinO'Rourke gun confiscation talk alarms Democrats Clarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Schumer: I don't know any 'Democrat who agrees' with O'Rourke on gun seizures MORE (D-W.Va.) to support him. 

Democrats, however, have said that that final FBI investigation was not thorough enough and have disputed its scope.