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Rep. Brett Guthrie speaks in BG, speaks out on Kavanaugh's nomination

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This morning at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Congressman Brett Guthrie spoke on a variety of topics at the Kentucky Broadcasters Association’s annual conference.

From the tables of Washington D.C. to the TVs, radios and print in the Commonwealth—being on the Telecom Committee, Guthrie helps draft some of the laws that affect broadcasters nationwide.

“How artists are paid, how people who record their music, but it gets streamed—how they’re paid. Those are the issues we’re working on in Washington and I’m here to share this morning.”

Although Guthrie lives in Bowling Green and serves the second congressional district of Kentucky, he spends a lot of his time working in Washington.

Today he addressed some major national topics of debate.

Speaking on the Russia investigation, he expressed, “I think it needs to end sooner rather than later. I think there really appears to be nothing of collusion.”

When asked about President Trump, Guthrie said they’re styles are simply different.

“I kind of was one of those that said, ‘when he got elected, he’ll be more presidential and less Trump, Trumpidential, I should say.”

Finally, following an investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Guthrie shared his thoughts on his recent nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I’m glad he was approved, and I don’t know what happened some thirty-something years ago. Something obviously happened to Dr. Ford I believe but I will tell you, the way it was handled, I thought it was said the way that it was handled, that people were just out to tear down his character without giving him the benefit of the doubt as well. I just don’t know what happened back then, but I know that Judge Kavanaugh’s whole career on the bench has been one of being a constitutionalist. I don’t want a conservative ideolog and I don’t want a liberal ideolog. I want somebody that is truly, as he described it, an umpire.”

Guthrie has been serving Kentucky as representative for the second congressional district since 2009.

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