Monday night at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Phil Bredesen held a townhall-style meeting. The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Tennessee answered questions on a wide range of topics, including the Affordable Care Act and last week’s acrimonious Congressional hearing regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allegations Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.
Bredesen said he was embarrassed watching last week’s hearings: “I think both parties have a lot to answer for,” he said.
Although Bredesen is a Democrat, he’s touted himself as independently minded.
He said if he were a Senator, he would have voted for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s last Supreme Court nominee. Also, Bredesen said he hasn’t made up his mind about Kavanaugh yet.
“I am still holding in reserve my opinion on Mr. Kavanaugh. We have that FBI background check going on.”
Shortly after Bredesen’s forum wrapped up in the southeastern corner of Tennessee, President Donald Trump took the stage in the northeastern corner, stumping for Bredesen’s opponent, Republican Marsha Blackburn.
Watch Bredesen’s event in Chattanooga and the Trump/Blackburn rally in Johnson City: