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Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination
The Republicans need to send all the senators on Board, the Kavanaugh nomination with a positive recommendation to the full Senate. Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said on Friday that he will vote for Brett Kavanaugh, a significant boost for the embattled nomination of the opportunities, the Supreme court upheld a day after he defended himself against sexual assault allegations.
Flake had was undecided whether he observed the election for the Kavanaugh, and was, in General, as a possible GOP-waste. The Republicans, who make a slight majority in the Senate, some Republicans vote against Kavanaugh.
With Flake “Yes,” and now it says 48, and the Republicans, with Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, the two remaining wild cards. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming., has not announced his attitude, but it is expected that the support of the candidacy. The Republicans need to confirm with 51 votes.
Flake is the decision marked a blow to Democrats’ hopes to kill Kavanaugh’s nomination, although the end result remains unclear. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., was shown an E-Mail revealing Flake decision-making, and grew emotional and the tears to comment close to declining.
Flake, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, made his announcement just a few moments to decide before the Committee is whether Kavanaugh should be recommended to the Senate for confirmation.
The Committee, composed of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, was expected to vote, largely down party lines.
The meeting began with the kind of political drama in recent weeks, as the Senate has tried to vet the serious allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, left the Committee session in protest. Klobuchar later to the meeting. To hold a vote, the vote to 1:30 p.m. passed, 11-8, with Sens. Harris and Cory Booker, D-N. J., does not participate in the vote in protest.
A group of Democratic women in the Congress had gathered and stood silently at the back of the room before you leave.
The vote comes a day after an angry and emotional hearing on the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. Both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the accused Kavanaugh of her in a high-school party in the year 1982, testified before the Committee on Thursday in an eight-hour session.
Ford said that they are “100 percent” sure of what attacked her.
Kavanaugh emotional Ford s allegation is denied, together with a number of other against him in the last days. Kavanaugh trained his gaze on the Committee Democrats.
“This confirmation process is a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh, has become said. “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process. But the advice and the consent with a search and destroy have been replaced.”
Democrats pushed back, not ask Kavanaugh, why he call himself for an FBI investigation of the charges against him. Kavanaugh replied, he’d decided to consent to whatever the Committee, however, noted that an FBI probe would not draw conclusions, only to collect information.
Kavanaugh’s nomination is likely to see a unanimous or nearly unanimous opposition from Democrats, with only a few red-state Democrats even considering a vote for Kavanaugh.
On Friday, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., blasted s Kavanaugh ‘ testimony and said it showed him as “aggressive and argumentative” and has a Problem with his attacks on Democrats.
“I’ve never seen someone who wants to sit on the highest court in the country would behave in this way,” she said.
The Republicans’ slim majority in the Committee, and the Senate in large, the GOP is very little room for customer loss. Sources told Fox News that the former President George W. Bush phone calls to help Republican senators in an effort to secure the confirmation.
But the legal Committee did not need to Kavanaugh necessarily to approve to be nominated for it is considered by the Senate. Justice Clarence Thomas received no recommendation from the Committee was confirmed. Nominated Robert Bork received an unfavorable recommendation from the Committee and was defeated on the floor.
Kavanaugh’s nomination will see to start a schedule of votes, including a procedural vote, debate on Saturday, a procedural vote to end debate and overcome a filibuster on Monday. That schedule would be voted a final confirmation on Tuesday.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Peter Doocey and Shannon contributed Bream to this report.
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