But if Flake and other Republicans demand it, President Donald Trump may have no choice. Vanity Fair correspondent and MSNBC contributor Gabriel Sherman reports that Trump is “calling friends telling them ‘he’s got the votes, ‘ per source briefed on calls”. The crucial vote happened Friday afternoon, sending his nomination to the full Senate where another vote will be required. If the filibuster were overturned, the confirmation vote would likely occur soon after. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. “By announcing he will vote “yes” on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Flake showed us that he does not care about our truths and does not care about women”, Archila said in a statement. The Court has lost a significant chunk of its legitimacy compared to a generation ago, and I haven’t even mentioned Bush v. Gore yet-when five Republican justices overruled four Democratic justices and ordered Florida to stop recounting ballots-awarding the presidency to the Republican candidate. GOP Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, both supporters of abortion rights, have remained noncommittal.
Flake is joined by Democratic Senators Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) in proposing the one-week investigation.
The ABA went on to say that any appointment to the Supreme Court is “simply too important to rush to a vote”.
Its members and staff are the ones who must draw conclusions about what they believe so its members can vote on whether to recommend his nomination to the full Senate.
“From top to bottom this has been about bullies”, Harris told reporters outside the committee room.
She was followed by Judge Kavanaugh, who fiercely denied the allegations and lashed out at Democrats on the panel. They talked to reporters outside the hearing room and accused the majority of ramming through Kavanaugh’s nomination, and they continued to insist that the FBI investigate the allegations against Kavanaugh.
“Last time I checked, you need fifty votes”, Graham said about Jeff Flake’s proposal.
The American Bar Association, which originally endorsed Kavanaugh, is making an “extraordinary request to delay his hearing” because of their “respect for the rule of law and due process under law”.
Kavanaugh offered a passionate defense of his character, swore to his innocence, and excoriated the Democrats for destroying his reputation and subverting the constitutional “advice and consent” process. Neither has said whether she would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), held a brief meeting in a private office in the Capitol building after the hearing. Joe Donnelly of IN, announced his opposition to Kavanaugh late Friday morning.
Andrew Bringuel, a now-retired FBI Agent Supervisor Instructor and Researcher at the FBI Academy’s Behavioral Science Unit with more than 27 years of experience, told Law&Crime just yesterday that Single Scope Background Investigations typically take 7 months.
Hill also addressed the time that has passed since the alleged attempted sexual assault took place. I’ll be voting against him.