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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are scheduled, to testify under oath before the Senate judiciary Committee on Thursday; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports from Capitol Hill.
The Senate judiciary Committee announced on Tuesday that it planned, had, Kavanaugh a vote on the Board’s Supreme Court nomination on Friday morning.
The vote will take place a day after Kavanaugh and sex assault Prosecutor Christine Blasey Ford are witnesses, because before the legislature. Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes during a party, when you were in middle school. Kavanaugh denies her allegation.
A successful vote on Friday is not necessary to pre-Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate. Current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received no recommendation from the justice Committee in 1991, but was confirmed by the Senate. Conversely, Robert Bork received an unfavorable recognition by the Committee in the year 1987, even though his nomination was rejected by the full Senate.
The allegations of Ford, who went public with their claims Sept. 16 cracks have caused what will be a smooth path to confirmation for Kavanaugh. Several Republican senators have said that Fox News, the listen you want.Ford’s testimony before deciding which way to vote on the Kavanaugh nomination
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, is glued to a key undecided Republican, told reporters, “to the TV” at the Thursday hearing.
But GOP lawmakers, sounded more bullish about Kavanaugh of the opportunities on Tuesday, with some discussed, keeps the Senate in session this weekend, so that you can begin the process of confirmation of Kavanaugh immediately.
“I go into the negotiations with very positive feelings for him, and I hope that Thursday goes well,” sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., reporters said.
The debate took a different turn Sunday night, as the New York magazine the claims of Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, the says published, he continued to look at her while drunk at a college party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the claim.
Fox News has learned that Committee staff interviewed Kavanaugh on the phone about the Ramirez allegations on Tuesday. A source familiar with the call told Fox that Republican staff conducted the interview, while democratic aides listened, without questions.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Mike Emanuel and Jason Thunder, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.