He called himself “hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent,” and said he believes he would be a fair and impartial jurist.
Three women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and drunken behavior when he was in high school and college, but a new FBI probe into the allegations did not corroborate the accusations, according to Republican senators, who are standing behind Kavanaugh and plan to vote on his nomination by the weekend.
Four senators remained undecided Thursday and are considered crucial votes on whether Kavanaugh is confirmed.
Republicans hold a 51-49 majority over Democrats in the Senate. If Democrats vote unanimously against Kavanaugh, they can only afford to lose one vote. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) were all undecided as of Thursday night.
A procedural vote is scheduled for Friday morning.