Brett Kavanaugh: Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Supreme Court Nomination

Brett Kavanaugh: Senate Judiciary Committee Vote on Supreme Court Nomination

Kamala Harris of California refusing to vote out of frustration with the process. Without the support of Mr Flake and one other Republican senator -and assuming all Democrats vote against - the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh cannot occur.

"This is not a partisan moment, this is a moral moment in our nation".

"I will have to listen to the testimony before I make up my mind about the testimony", he said.

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans agreed to the investigation after a last-minute demand by Sen. "Haven't decided yet", Hawaii Sen. Manchin was among a handful of Democrats from red and purple states that Kavanaugh supporters were targeting as possible votes.

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"This has never been about the truth". A massive walkout and protest is planned for today (Friday, September 28) at noon ET.

"I do think we can have a short pause and make sure the FBI can investigate", Mr.

"I think that would be a big mistake", Wallace added.

Later, the judiciary committee said it had received a fourth allegation, this time in a letter from an anonymous source who said their daughter and others had witnessed Kavanaugh physically assault a woman while intoxicated in Washington in 1998, shoving her "up against the wall very aggressively and sexually".

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Asked whether he believed McConnell should agree to delay the vote, Graham made it clear what's on the line for the Republicans, who now have a razor-thin 51-49 majority in the Senate: "The last time I looked, you need 50 votes".

"This confirmation process has become a national disgrace", Kavanaugh said with anger. The White House said he even watched a feed on Air Force One as he flew back from NY at the start of the Senate action.

Moreover, Grassley has said, the Judiciary Committee also already has federal investigators detailed to help it talk with people involved - they just come from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

During Thursday's hearing, Democrats repeatedly peppered Kavanaugh with questions about whether he would support an FBI investigation. Bob Corker said in a statement that, "while both individuals provided compelling testimony, nothing that has been presented corroborates the allegation".

If Judge worked at the store for the weeks leading up to football camp, the gathering where Ford says the assault took place would have likely happened sometime in late June or early July. When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota asked if he ever drank so much he blacked out, he snapped, "Have you?" Joe Donnelly and Montana Sen.

"The consequences will extend long past my nomination", Kavanaugh said.

"For 12 years, everyone who has appeared before me on the D.C. Circuit has praised my judicial temperament", Kavanaugh said Thursday during his combative testimony.

President Donald Trump has ordered the FBI to reopen the investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The judge, who testifies later in the day, has adamantly denied the allegation.

"I will be voting no on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination". He was one of only three Democrats to join Senate Republicans in affirming Trump's previous Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, last year.

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