Judiciary Committee Will Proceed On Friday With Kavanaugh Vote, Say Republicans

On Thursday evening, following the testimonies and questioning of Christine Blasey Ford and SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) said that the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to vote on Friday.

The Friday vote by the Committee would be followed by a "procedural vote" on Monday, and a full confirmation vote on Tuesday, reports The Hill. Cornyn told the press that he’s "optimistic" regarding the vote.

According to CBS News, Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told reporters that the Committee will assemble at 9:30 a.m. on Friday.

CNN reports that Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Joe Manchin (D-WV) appeared to hold a private meeting following Thursday’s testimonies.

After the meeting, Senator Manchin told CNN that they were "still talking," and that "there are no decisions on anything." He added: "There are some concerns that people have and we're going to try to close the loop."

It’s currently unknown if Kavanaugh has the votes to make it through the Senate.


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