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Maryland Governor: Investigation Needed in Kavanaugh Case



    Maryland Governor: Investigation Needed in Kavanaugh Case
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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - FEBRUARY 3: Gov. Larry Hogan as he proclaims the start of "FeBREWary" at the Chesapeake Brewing Company in Annapolis , MD on February 3, 2017. Hogan said crafter brewers account for 25,000 jobs in the state, one billion dollars in wages and contribute almost 3-billion in economic output. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    A spokeswoman for Maryland's Republican governor says he believes a full investigation is needed into allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Amelia Chasse, Gov. Larry Hogan's spokeswoman, said Thursday that "the governor believes there needs to be a full investigation before the process moves forward.''

    On Tuesday, Hogan told reporters he believed the allegations are "very disturbing.'' He described them as "credible charges and big concerns.'' He added that "they ought to take whatever time it takes to make sure these accusers are heard and he has a chance to respond to them.''

    Ben Jealous, a Democrat, who is running against Hogan, says Kavanaugh should not be confirmed. He says the women who have come forward should have the freedom to pursue legal remedy.

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