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 ConwayFormer Romney strategist joins anti-Trump Lincoln Project Kellyanne Conway on voting by mail in 2018 midterms: 'That's called an absentee ballot' Kellyanne Conway: Trump's Twitter fact checks done by 'people who attack him all day long' 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 CollinsOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration gives renewables more time to take advantage of tax credits | House Republicans introduce bill to speed mining projects for critical minerals | Watchdog faults EPA communications in contamination of NC river The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities Trump administration gives renewables more time to take advantage of tax credits 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 Flake'Never Trump' Republicans: Fringe, or force to be reckoned with? The Memo: Can the Never Trumpers succeed? Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake says he will not vote for Trump MORE (R-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinDemocratic unity starts to crack in coronavirus liability reform fight Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Surgeon General stresses need to invest much more in public health infrastructure, during and after COVID-19; Fauci hopeful vaccine could be deployed in December 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.