Here we go again. As if it wasn't clear Democrats' tactic surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh continues to be delay at all costs, it is now.
You don’t say.https://t.co/Bo7h0NsOKx— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) October 2, 2018
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) also called for a delay on a vote during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday morning.
.@SenSchumer: "Accusing Democrats of needlessly delaying a Supreme Court nomination is galling, is hypocritical coming from a leader who delayed the nomination of a Supreme Court justice for over 300 days until his party had a chance to win the @WhiteHouse." pic.twitter.com/IKGvzTUzXQ— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 2, 2018
The seventh FBI background check into Judge Kavanaugh is expected to be completed today.
McConnell on Kavanaugh:— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018
We will get an FBI report soon and it will be made available to each senator...We will be voting this week
Republican Senators addressed calls for a delay during a press conference on Capitol Hill. McConnell will be holding a vote this week.
Here's a potential timeline moving forward:
Timetable for Kavanaugh 1) DAY ONE: McConnell files cloture to end debate on the nomination. This step is necessary to break a filibuster.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018
Timetable for Kavanaugh 2) DAY TWO: By rule, a “cloture petition,” the parliamentary mechanism to end debate in the Senate, must lay over untouched for an entire day before it “ripens” and is ready for a procedural vote. DAY TWO serves as the layover day.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018
Timetable for Kavanaugh 3) DAY THREE: By rule, the cloture petition to halt debate “ripens” one hour after the Senate meets. This requires 51 votes. If the Senate votes to “invoke cloture” or limit debate, opponents of the nomination then get 30 hours to run out the string.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018
Timetable for Kavanaugh 4) •Under “Nuclear Option II,” McConnell established a new “precedent” in the Senate to end filibusters on SCOTUS nominees last year. Used to take 60. Now only 51— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018
Timetable for Kavanaugh 5) DAY FOUR: The 30 hours of “post-cloture” time expires on the nomination. Opponents can no longer delay. The Senate takes a confirmation vote on the nominee. Confirmation requires a simple majority vote.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2018