Brett Kavanaugh, the director of the “Bethlem Steel” movie theater chain, has resigned, the company announced Tuesday.
The statement said Kavanaugh, who was nominated by President Donald Trump for the seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, was stepping down because he “cannot in good conscience continue to serve in a position of leadership.”
Kavanaugh is expected to appear at a hearing in federal court in Indianapolis on June 26 to answer questions about his role in the film.
“While I have great respect for Brett Kavanaugh and the work he has done, I believe that I can no longer in good faith continue to work for this company,” the statement said.
Kavanaugh was nominated to the seat in 2018 by Trump and became the highest-ranking man in the Trump administration in November, replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy.
A spokesman for Kavanaugh said he was leaving “due to personal commitments” and would not comment further on the matter.
The decision to quit comes amid a federal investigation into whether Kavanaugh’s behavior on the set of “Battlestar Galactica” violated the terms of his nomination.
The investigation, which has involved interviews with people involved in the production, has resulted in no charges being filed.
Kavanaugh’s nomination was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in January 2018 and then approved by a full Senate vote in March.
His nomination was then put on hold until a special counsel was appointed in July.
Kavanaugh is one of two men who served as U.N. ambassadors in the Bush administration.
The other was George W. Bush’s former attorney general, Alberto Gonzales.
He also served as the U.”s chief justice of the U “until the position of U. S. attorney general was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February 2019.
“He was confirmed by the U Senate in June.
Kavanaugh has not commented on the allegations.
He has previously denied any wrongdoing.
His former attorney, Michael Avenatti, was appointed to the U”s top judicial seat by Trump.