Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing

Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing

Senate Judiciary announces Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing

That means the marathon hearing will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day. Democrats have warned that Kavanaugh may be unwilling to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible coordination between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

"We believe an indictment should not be pursued while the President is in Office", Kavanaugh wrote.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings will start on September 4 and last between three and four days, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday.

Grassley said he expects the hearing to last three or four days.

The Human Rights Campaign joins coalition partners in calling on Chairman Grassley and the Senate Republican Leadership to ensure Americans are getting a fair and unfettered view into Brett Kavanaugh's record. "He'll get confirmed. It won't be a landslide, but he'll get confirmed".

August 10: Senator Grassley announces that Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings will be held September 4-6, 2018.

"It's clear that Republicans want to speed this nomination through before we know who Brett Kavanaugh is".

The Kavanaugh confirmation process is moving ahead with hearings now scheduled for next month.

July 31: Senate Judiciary Democrats request all available documents from Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House (2001-2006).

The announcement comes amid the release of a trove of documents related to Kavanaugh's time in the White House.

"At this current pace, we have plenty of time to review the rest of emails and other records that we will receive from President Bush and the National Archives", he said. The committee acknowledged that the Bush screening team decided which records to disclose for public review, a move panned by Democrats.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier on Friday that he hopes Kavanaugh would be confirmed by the Senate "before the first Monday in October".

Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, called it "jaw-dropping".

Breitbart News' Ken Klukowski has pointed out that Kavanaugh's opinions have been in the public domain for years and Kavanaugh "returned the most comprehensive, bipartisan Senate questionnaire in the history of the Judiciary Committee".

The White House on Friday welcomed the news of a set date for confirmation hearings.

"As I said after his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected jurists in the country and one of the most qualified nominees ever to be considered by the Senate for a seat on our highest court", Grassley said in a statement. "It's time for the American people to hear directly from Judge Kavanaugh".

Kavanaugh, 53, is a conservative who could tip the court's balance for a generation and play a decisive role on issues like abortion access, gay marriage and executive branch oversight. John McCain has been receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans can not afford to lose any votes and hope to advance Kavanaugh's nomination if no Democrats support him.

Because his career has largely been spent in public service, Kavanaugh has an unusually voluminous paper trail. "They have no excuse to obstruct his prompt confirmation".

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