Senator David Perdue: American People Deserve The Truth

“We need to hear from Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, and make sure we do it in a timely manner.”

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) joins Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet The Press to discuss Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.

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Getting To The Truth: “I hope we will get to the truth. I think that’s what the American people deserve, and that’s what we’re trying to do this week. I hope both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford get an open hearing. I fully expect that will happen this week.”

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: “These are serious allegations. I hope Dr. Ford can be put in a comfortable situation where she can provide the information. This is a democracy. We have a judicial system where you are innocent until proven guilty.”

Hearing From Both Parties: “My view is that we need to hear from both parties and make sure we do it in a timely manner. It’s already been three months since the information was provided to Senator Feinstein. It’s time to have this hearing and get the information before the American people.”

Holistic Approach: “You have four other people who claim they have no recollection of the event. In a situation like this, you look at it in a holistic manner and look at the pattern of behavior over time. Then look at the people who are giving that information and decide their credibility. That’s what each Senator is going to do this week.”

FBI’s Role: “Their job is not to determine who is telling the truth, but to make sure the issue is brought before the body looking at it, and that's the Senate Judiciary Committee at this point. This information was made public through Senator Feinstein. The FBI’s role in this case is not to determine who is telling the truth, it’s to make sure that the Senate has the information.”

Fully Vetted: “The burden here is to find the truth, just like it is in any courtroom. Judge Kavanaugh has had six FBI investigations. This isn’t the first time he’s been fully vetted.”

Trusting Polls: “The information the American people are getting is limited because it’s coming from the media in Washington. Hopefully, we will get all the information in the Senate this week, hear from both sides, take that into consideration, and make our adjudication.”

Total Confidence: “I have total confidence Senator Grassley will take his time and make sure we get all the information we need. There is absolutely no rush to judgment. I think any objective person looking at the way Senator Grassley has handled this would walk away thinking he has done everything he can to make sure this information comes before the Senate and that this person is treated with all the respect she is due.”


Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.