Republican US Senate candidate Josh Hawley is in Hannibal today. Hawley was asked by the media about the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.  "It's time for the Senate to vote. Once we get the FBI background checks back. I still support Judge Kavanaugh, now we'll see if there's any new information in the background investigation. But I think what has happened with the Kavanaugh nomination is a total disgrace. I have never seen anything like in in American politics. It has been a smear campaign from beginning to end. I'm so disappointed in Claire McCaskill has supported this wholeheartedly."

Earlier,  during a chapel service at Hannibal LaGrange University, Hawley talked about faith, purpose and calling in his life and his experiences in finding his way during his college years.