The Morning Brew: Oklahoma senators weigh in on Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh controversy continues
Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the United States Supreme Court has been controversial, and became even more so when a former high school classmate accused him of trying to rape her in high school. Oklahoma senator James Lankford is standing by Trump's nominee.
On Aug. 24, U.S. Sen. James Lankford stood before a meeting of the Yukon Chamber of Commerce and marveled at President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
“What's been fascinating to me is the number of people that have tried to find some way to be able to attack Brett Kavanaugh. The guy's amazingly squeaky clean. He's just a remarkable guy,” said Lankford, an Oklahoma City Republican.
“I don't think there's going to be an issue as we get a chance to be able to work through (his nomination), but again, we're going to work through the process.”
Oklahoma ranks 11th in the nation in the rate of women killed by men, according to a study released Tuesday.
Thirty-one women were killed by men in Oklahoma in single-victim, single-offender incidents in 2016, a homicide rate of 1.57 per 100,000 females.
Oklahoma's overall ranking worsened slightly from last year's report, when the state ranked 15th in the nation. In the four years prior, Oklahoma ranked among the 10 worst states.