Maryland's U.S. senators, after reviewing the FBI's added background findings on Brett Kavanaugh, say the probe was lacking.
"Clearly there were many people who were not interviewed," Sen. Ben Cardin told Stacy Lyn and Robert Lang on WBAL News Now.
Cardin, a Democrat, was already against Kavanaugh before the allegations came up, citing his worries that he would side too much with President Donald Trump on presidential power, and would be a vote against consumer rights, abortion rights and organized labor. However, Cardin said, Kavanaugh's behavior at a hearing held on the sexual assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford only solidified Cardin's opposition.
"I don't mind his passion, but what I thought was unacceptable is the way he just went into a partisan tirade of conspiracy theories," Cardin said. "He showed to me that he was partisan and that he did not have the judicial temperament in my view to serve on the court."
The FBI only interviewed nine witnesses. Investigators didn't speak to Kavanaugh, Ford or accuser Julie Swetnick.