Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday

They'll have to go public with their decisions soon.

Notably absent was Kavanaugh's other named accuser, Julie Swetnick, or anyone connected to her claim of seeing him grope women while drunk at parties.

A woman from Virginia Beach shows her support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the East Front of the Capitol, as senators review the FBI's supplemental background check on him on October 4, 2018. "We did not agree that the White House should tie the FBI's hands", she said. That's created a backup of senators in a Capitol complex already tense over protests, beefed-up security and campaign-season politics.

"The report ignores some of the absolutely crucial witnesses", said Democratic Sen.

Ford, who testified last week at a dramatic Judiciary Committee hearing, said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she screamed.

But Republicans moved forward with plans for a key procedural vote on Friday and a final vote on Saturday on confirming the conservative federal appeals judge for a lifetime job on the top U.S. court.

The editorial was published on the eve of a pivotal vote in his confirmation.

On the Senate floor, he witheringly called the accusations "uncorroborated mud". Agreement by a majority of the 100 senators would advance Kavanaugh's nomination.

Usually, the two votes are the same for every senator. This background check is different, requested by a trio of senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Only senators and authorized staff will be able to read them.

They've been followed through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and dogged by protesters and reporters.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren greets demonstrators protesting US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on October 4, 2018, in Washington. And they're mum about how they'll vote on Kavanaugh.

Sporting a red "Make America Great Again" hat, Ben Bergquam, a Trump supporter from California who carried his own sign in favor of Kavanaugh, baited protesters and questioned their sincerity. Neither is up for re-election this year.

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Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the accusations, which became the focus of an FBI investigation. And neither is saying how she'll vote on Kavanaugh.

Given the tumultuous political atmosphere and short shelf life of controversies in Washington, it is possible, however, the fallout from the Kavanaugh fight could fade before the election.

But Trump won Murkowski's state by almost 15 percentage points.

"It smacks of a whitewash", Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal told reporters, saying the report should not give political cover for Republicans to vote for Kavanaugh because "it is blatantly incomplete".

The shares then fluctuated between 26 cents and 69 cents in the lead-up to Kavanaugh's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee - and closed at 74 cents on the day of the hearing, where he forcefully denied the allegations.

Flake said the FBI investigation could inject the highly partisan process with credibility.

In the unprecedented op-ed, Kavanaugh promised he would be "even-keeled" going forward, but he did not address any falsehoods he told while under oath. That same threshold of 50 also applies to the final confirmation vote.

Her attorneys said that decision should shame the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Heitkamp is in a tough re-election battle in a state Trump by nearly 36 percentage points.

Fueled by resistance to Trump, polls have found Democrats were far more enthusiastic about voting than Republicans for most of the year.

The self-defense came too late for John Paul Stevens, a retired Supreme Court justice who on Thursday said he once believed Kavanaugh to be a fine judge.

No Republicans have said they will vote against Kavanaugh, although four have not committed to supporting him.

Trump won his state by about 43 percentage points. Hatch, who supports Kavanaugh, refused to take the paper and kept walking as the women shouted questions at him and asked why he was ignoring them. I don't know - but I had one beer.

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