Tennessee’s Bredesen fields questions on Kavanaugh at forum
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen faced some backlash from a Tennessee crowd for once again declining to say how he would vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Bredesen hosted a forum Monday in Chattanooga after his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn declined to debate him. Instead, Blackburn opted to attend a fundraiser with President Donald Trump.
Overall, the crowd applauded for the majority of Bredesen’s answers to questions submitted by the audience. However, when pressed on Kavanaugh, a handful of members of the crowd booed as Bredesen said he is waiting on the results of the FBI investigation surrounding the allegations against Kavanaugh before making a decision.
Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor, says judges should show proper ethics and temperament.
Blackburn has said she supports Kavanaugh.