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President George W. Bush stands by Brett Kavanaugh endorsement

President George W. Bush at a podium.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush addresses a summit on creating employment opportunities for post-9/11 veterans. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former President George W. Bush said in a statement Tuesday that he stands by his early endorsement of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Amid sexual assault allegations of the former White House aide, Bush told Politico, "Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated."