McConnell Issues Timetable On Kavanaugh Vote

  • 2018-10-01
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
McConnell Issues Timetable On Kavanaugh Vote
By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Mitch McConnell) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will happen this week.

According to The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Senate will hold a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination this week.

"The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close. Judge Kavanaugh's nomination is out of committee. We're considering it here on the floor and ... we'll be voting this week," McConnell said.

McConnell's comments, made during a Senate floor speech, comes as the FBI has to wrap up its investigation into multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh by Friday.

GOP senators and aides have been careful not to pin down a specific timeline on Kavanaugh's nomination, arguing that the FBI could wrap up its work before the Friday deadline.

It is unclear if McConnell has the votes as Senator Collins and Senator Murkowski remain undecided. Senator Jeff Flake said he will support Kavanaugh unless the FBI uncovers something on the nominee.
 Source: TTN

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