Doug Jones: ‘Hit the pause button’ on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote

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Sen. Doug Jones; Judge Brett Kavanaugh [Photo Credit: Alabama Today via AP Photos]

Alabama’s newly elected U.S. Sen. Doug Jones says the U.S. Senate ought to “hit the pause button” on vote to confirm President Donald Trump‘s U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Jones made the comment via Twitter Sunday evening  after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during their teenage years identified herself in a report from The Washington Post on Sunday afternoon.

Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in Northern California, said Kavanaugh tried to “attack [her] and remove [her] clothing” during a party when both of them were high school students in Maryland in the early 80s.

Jones tweeted, “We cannot rush to move forward under this cloud.”

“This was a very brave step to come forward. It is more important than ever to hit the pause button on Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until we can fully investigate these serious and disturbing allegations. We cannot rush to move forward under this cloud,” Jones tweeted.

Kavanaugh, in a statement Monday, called the allegation “completely false.” The White House said it stood by Kavanaugh’s previous denial of any such incident.