Senate panel votes to push Kavanaugh nomination to floor

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One day after an emotionally charged hearing featuring Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct back in 1982, the senate judiciary committee has voted to approve Kavanaugh’s confirmation

However, Kavanaugh will still need to be approved by the full Senate, following a week-long FBI investigation, if ordered by President Trump.

It’s not known exactly when that vote will take place. Democrats have been calling for the FBI to look into allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh including those of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who testified before the committee yesterday.

“An investigation would be helpful because Dr. Ford’s recollections shared with us, powerfully yesterday, of her assault were searing but incomplete,” says Democratic Delaware Sen. Chris Coons.

“There is simply no reason to deny judge Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court on the basis of evidence presented to us,”  says Iowa’s Republican Jucidiary Committee Chairman and Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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