Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ended days of speculation surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process Monday; vowing to hold a full vote on the potential Supreme Court Justice “this week.”
McConnell was speaking on the Senate Floor when he slammed his Democratic colleagues for “endless delay and obstruction” regarding Kavanaugh; saying his nomination is “out of committee” and heading for a vote.
“The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close. Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is out of committee. We’re considering it here on the floor and … we’ll be voting this week,” McConnell said.
BREAKING: Committee ‘Votes YES’ on Kavanaugh, Flake Calls for 'One Week' FBI Probe
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process Friday afternoon; ending weeks of speculation after 11th hour revelations and a series of decades-old accusations.
The official tally was along party lines, 11-10.
In a stunning turn of events, multiple Senators -including Sen. Jeff Flake- are calling for a “one week” FBI investigation, “limited in time and scope” to probe Dr. Ford’s allegations against the potential Supreme Court Justice.
The vote comes just hours after Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Ford faced a series of questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee over allegations of sexual assault sometime in the early 1980s.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
GRAHAM SPEAKS: Sen. Lindsey Graham Weighs-in on Flake’s Call for FBI Probe
Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed-in on Jeff Flake’s last-minute call for a ‘one week’ FBI investigation Friday afternoon; saying the GOP lawmaker was attempting to “bring the country together.”
The outspoken Kavanaugh-supporter spoke with reporters minutes after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the judge’s nomination, with Sen. Flake calling on GOP leadership to delay the vote “one week” to allow the FBI to probe allegations of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s.
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“I don’t expect any [Democrats] to vote for the guy… Jeff’s trying his best to bring the country together in the best way he knows how,” said Graham.