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 ConwayTrump steps up GOP charm offensive as impeachment looms Conway and Haley get into heated feud: 'You'll say anything to get the vice-presidential nomination' NBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst 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 steps up GOP charm offensive as impeachment looms Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful' Trump lunches with two of his biggest Senate GOP critics 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 FlakeLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Kelly, McSally virtually tied in Arizona Senate race: poll The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing MORE (R-Ariz.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinPolitical purity tests are for losers Former coal exec Don Blankenship launches third-party presidential bid Centrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda 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.