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Committee delays Kavanaugh confirmation vote

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/13/18, 12:35 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, as expected, delayed its scheduled vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to next Thursday. Any committee member can request a one-week delay in voting on a nominee, and committee Democrats demanded more time and access to additional documents related to Kavanaugh’s background. But while the delay was granted, Republicans rejected an effort by Democrats to subpoena documents from Kavanaugh’s time as a staff secretary in the George W. Bush White House, saying Democrats should focus instead on his time as White House counsel.

Kavanaugh is expected to coast through next week’s committee vote along partisan lines. After that, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will schedule the full Senate vote, which could happen the week of Sept. 24th. GOP leadership has indicated they would like Kavanaugh confirmed by the end of the month, in time for him to join the Supreme Court’s new session beginning Oct. 1.

After the raucous confirmation hearing wrapped up last week, committee members had a week to submit written questions for the record and solicit Kavanaugh’s responses. Democrats submitted a record 1,278 questions, while Republicans submitted nine. The total number exceeds all the written questions submitted to every prior Supreme Court nominee combined, according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 03:14 pm

    Is it too much to ask that members of Congress devote a little more of their time to something other than political posturing?

    I believe I’m going to start looking around for movements working towards Congressional term limits. There has to be some group out there with a workable plan for bringing term limits to the forefront of the national political conversation. 

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 06:08 pm

    My husband and I agree on term limits for these people who only stay in there for their own personal reasons. It's getting to be like the Supremes--you are there til you die or resign. No one checks to see if you are senile, especially if you are a Dem. or a Rino. 

  • zonie
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 03:39 pm

    I believe the caption under the picture needs correction.  Isn't it Kamala Harris, not Harrison?

  • Web Editor
    Posted: Fri, 09/14/2018 09:14 am

    Thank you for writing to point out the error. We have corrected it.

  • austinbeartux's picture
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 04:43 pm

    "And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done." Romans 1:28

    "Debased minds" are not exclusive to the Democrat Party, but they sure do have a large market share.

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 06:13 pm

    I agree.

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    Deb O
    Posted: Fri, 09/14/2018 10:30 am

    I've never followed the hearing for any Supreme Court nominee since Bork. You may think me a terrible citizen, but I just haven't been able to stomach the political posturing. But I have followed World's reporting, and reading that the Dems submitted 1,278 questions is all I need to know that I've done well to spend my time avoiding another circus.