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Senate Judiciary Committee Votes On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

30 September 2018

Just in: After Senate Republican leaders agreed to delay Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has formally requested that the White House conduct a "supplemental Federal Bureau of Investigation background check". "As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week", Trump said in a statement.

Kavanaugh said he "will continue to cooperate" with what the Senate asks of him.

King spoke Friday after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate.

A third woman, Julie Swetnick, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of excessive drinking and inappropriate treatment of women in the early 1980s, among other accusations. The panel later voted in favor of Thomas and he was eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court. The FBI's interviews, which will take a few days to conduct, won't turn into a sprawling inquest of everyone Kavanaugh went to a party with in high school, said a person familiar with the investigation. Kavanaugh denies the allegations. That struggle looks like this: "regular people doing really scary things, things that make them cry, that sometimes scare their families", Archila said. She also said Ms. Keyser socialized with the other attendees, meaning Mr. Kavanaugh. Two of Kavanaugh's classmates, Judge and P.J. Smyth, who Ford said was at the party, provided statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee saying they don't have knowledge or memory of any such incident. Democrats and Christine Blasey Ford have repeatedly demanded such an investigation. Ford claims he was present when Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her.

The one week delay is to enable the FBI to investigate Ford's allegations.

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"Today I texted my father and I said, 'You're going to hear something that we haven't talked about, and I want you to know that I'm OK, '" she said.

But less than a day after emotional testimonies from both Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her, Sen.

"I will be voting no on Judge Kavanaugh's nomination".

"Two men came forward and said they may have had an encounter with Dr. Ford", said Taylor Foy, spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), when asked whether the committee reported the men to law enforcement.

Referring to his testimony at the Thursday hearing, he stressed that he was transparent and answered questions "about every topic the Senators and their counsel asked me". Trump can afford to lose the vote of only one senator in his own party if all the Democrats vote against Kavanaugh and Vice President Mike Pence casts a tie-breaking vote. Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) are undecided on the Democratic side after Sen.

Senate Judiciary Committee Votes On Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination