The Nevada Independent and The New York Times reported that Heller described the furor over sexual assault allegations involving Kavanaugh from when he was in high school as a "hiccup" and that the judge would ultimately be confirmed. Heller was speaking Wednesday evening on a conference call arranged by the state GOP.
In a Tweet Rosen said: "Unbelievable: Senator Heller just dismissed a credible sexual assault allegation as a 'hiccup."
Heller, in a statement Thursday, said he was referring to Senate Democrats' actions and that he does "not believe sexual assault allegations of any kind are a hiccup."
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