There May Be a New Timeline on a Vote For Kavanaugh

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Posted: Sep 25, 2018 2:50 PM
There May Be a New Timeline on a Vote For Kavanaugh

The Senate Judiciary Committee could reportedly vote on Judge Brett Kavanuagh's confirmation to the Supreme Court as early as this weekend. 

The vote may come just days after Kavanaugh and Ford testify on Capitol Hill. Chairman Chuck Grassley has been adamant that Ford and Kavanaugh be treated fairly as the Committee seeks to find the truth about sexual misconduct allegations from nearly 40 years ago.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Monday afternoon and vowed to give Kavanaugh a full vote.

"This is America we’re talking about. We’re supposed to uphold fairness and the presumption of innocence. Everyone deserves better than this. Not just Judge Kavanaugh. Everyone deserves better than this. I was surprised and disappointed by the recent statements on television from some of my Democratic colleagues -- including one statement this weekend that Judge Kavanaugh is not owed a presumption of innocence -- because they disagree with his judicial philosophy. This is not a standard we want to set in America," McConnell said. "I look forward eagerly to hearing from both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh under oath this Thursday morning. I am glad we will be able to hear testimony from both. And then I look forward to an up-or-down vote on this nomination right here on the Senate floor.”

During an interview with Fox News Tuesday morning, Senator John Thune (R-SD) said he believes Kavanaugh will be confirmed as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice.