Sen. Johnson talks NAFTA replacement, Kavanaugh confirmation in Connect to Congress

In this Aug. 1, 2017 photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairs a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on Steve King, a prominent GOP insider from Wisconsin, nominated to be ambassador to the Czech Republic, on Capitol Hill Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (WLUK) -- Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, who's not up for re-election, answered questions Wednesday for another Connect to Congress.

That included the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination,and the tentative trade agreement among the three North American countries.

That new agreement to replace NAFTA still needs to be ratified by the respective governments.

If the deal is accepted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico, Johnson said it would be a step in the right direction for Wisconsin farmers.

"It’ll be beneficial. Markets, particularly for powered milk will open up a little bit more in Canada. But the good news is we have the deal now and can move forward."

When it came to the Kavanaugh confirmation process, Johnson said it was Democrats who put Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford in the public eye.

He said Republicans were willing to interview her in private. Johnson said he needed much more evidence from the sexual assault allegations for a “no” vote.

"The bedrock principle of American legal system is presumption of innocence. There was co corroborating testimony, no corroborating evidence whatsoever, so you have to first presume innocence, no corroborating evidence, and then you have to take a look at his lifetime," the Senator said.

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