Senate panel backs Trump’s Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh

California Senate Dianne Feinstein pushed back on accusations that she purposefully withheld Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for political purposes.

Flake ultimately supported Kavanaugh’s nomination, but called for a one-week delay on a final vote to allow the FBI to investigate. Flake said he would oppose moving forward with Kavanaugh’s nomination in the full Senate if Republicans try to bring it up before then. Republicans can only afford to lose a single vote on the Senate floor. Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski still have not announced which way they’ll vote on Kavanaugh.

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