Senate Judiciary Committee Endorses Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Flake Seeks Delay For FBI Probe
By Fox News // September 28, 2018
committee voted 11-10 to recommend Kavanaugh
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(FOX NEWS) – The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Judge Brett Kavanaugh in a party-line vote on Friday afternoon.
That sent his Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate a day after an emotional hearing in which a California professor leveled sexual assault allegations – allegations that Kavanaugh emphatically denied.
The committee voted 11-10 to recommend Kavanaugh, with previously undecided GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona supporting him. However, that support came with a last-minute caveat that holds major implications for a final vote.
After meeting with Democrats behind closed doors, Flake, who earlier in the day announced he would endorse the nominee, emerged to call for a delay in a full floor vote to allow for an FBI investigation “limited in time and scope.” While backing Kavanaugh at the committee level, Flake said he’d only be “comfortable” moving ahead on the floor if the FBI investigates further.
He said the pause should last for no more than one week.
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