U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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 The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 Friday to move Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor, leaving open the possibility of a one-week FBI investigation into sexual assault accusations against him.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who had been undecided, announced he will vote to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the floor despite leaving Thursday’s hearing “with as much doubt as certainty.”

“Our system of justice affords a presumption of innocence to the accused, absent corroborating evidence,” Flake said in a prepared statement released shortly before the committee’s meeting. “That is what binds us to the rule of law.”

But Flake said he wants the full Senate vote delayed for a week in order to have the FBI conduct further investigation. That decision will be left up to Senate leaders.

Earlier, the Republican-controlled panel turned aside Democrats’ effort to subpoena Mark Judge, a potential witness to the alleged assault of Christine Blasey Ford, who gave wrenching testimony Thursday about being attacked by Kavanaugh when she was 15.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. So what’s going to happen? A vote tomorrow or another week wait.
    11-10 approval isn’t very impressive! Am I missing something?

    • Yes. There are 11 Republicans on the committee and they all voted yes. There are 10 evil lowlife dreck democrats and they of course blindly voted no.

  2. So what’s going to happen? A vote tomorrow or another week wait.
    11-10 approval isn’t very impressive! Am I missing something? They can’t win in the full Senate without the dandruff flake! Can they?

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