Rep. John Faso in a radio interview on Friday said Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed amid sexual assault allegations that have roiled the U.S. Senate and the nation as a whole.

Faso, speaking with Fred Dicker on his Talk-1300 show Focus on the State Capitol, said he found Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony that Kavanaugh in the 1980s at a party held her down on a bed and groped her “credible.”

“At the same time, it’s very difficult for me to agree that uncorroborated allegations of misconduct from when someone was in high school should be used to destroy this man’s reputation, career and family,” Faso said.

Faso added, “I believe that he should be confirmed. I think that Dr. Ford’s allegations should have been taken seriously and I think the country has taken them seriously.”

Kavanaugh and Ford both testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday over an eight-hour day.

Faso said that aside from the Ford allegation, Kavanaugh has “an absolutely sterling reputation” and pointed to his record and writings as a federal judge.

Kavanaugh has also been accused of misconduct by two other women that date back to the 1980s: Deborah Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her; Julie Swetnick has said she observed Kavanaugh engaged in inappropriate behavior at high school parties and has said she was raped at one of them.

Faso is running for a second term to a Hudson Valley seat that is considered one of the most competitive races in the country. He faces Democrat Antonio Delgado.

Democrats in New York, meanwhile, have called for a further background investigation by the FBI of Kavanaugh.

“If they won’t take these steps, Republicans are telling women how little they value them,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “A woman’s testimony is worth as much as a man’s. That shouldn’t be a controversial proposition. Dr. Ford came forward at great personal cost, and we owe it to her and to all survivors of abuse to fully investigate prior to a vote for a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land.”