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2 Republican lawmakers criticized for tone-deaf comments about Kavanaugh accuser

2 Republican lawmakers criticized for tone-deaf comments about Kavanaugh accuser

A pair of Republican male lawmakers sought to fend off criticism Thursday for tone-deaf comments related to the sexual-assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, reportedly characterized the allegation of the three-decade-old assault made by a professor in California as a "hiccup" and predicted that Kavanaugh would soon win Senate confirmation.

Meanwhile, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-South Carolina, opened an election debate Thursday in Rock Hill by joking that he almost had to miss it because of drama involving the Supreme Court.

"Did you hear about this?"...

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