Update Friday, Sept. 28, 1:35 p.m. –The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 to send the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Senate and delay the vote. Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Senator Chris Coons(D-Delaware) asked to delay the Senate vote for the FBI do a short, up to 1 week investigation into the sexual assault accusations. Senator Flake said he would vote for Kavanaugh in the Senate vote only after the short FBI investigation. Millions of Americans watched the compelling, emotional testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday. Judge Kavanaugh is President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Only President Trump can ask for an FBI investigation.
Update Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 9:15 a.m.: The Senate Judiciary Committee voted not to subpoena Mark Judge as a witness after receiving a letter from Judge’s attorney overnight that indicated he did not support Blasey Ford’s testimony Thursday. Through his attorney’s letter, Judge stated he was a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor.Democrat senators sided with Senator Blumenthal’s motion to subpoena Judge before the confirmation vote. The committee voted to move the Kavanaugh vote to 1:30 p.m. today or 12:30 p.m. Central Time.
Federal Judge Brett Cavanaugh is President Trump’s nominee to fill the empty seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted Thursday, Sept. 27th
Households and millions across America tuned into the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee Hearing on Thursday. There was powerful testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California psycology professor and Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh is accused of trying to rape Dr. Ford while they were in high school. Blasey-Ford testified she was 100% certain it was a drunk Kavanaugh who allegedly assaulted her with the help of his friend, Mark Judge decades ago during a house party in a Washington, DC neighborhood.
Kavanaugh denied the accusations.
Kavanaugh admitted to the Senate Committee Thursday he liked beer, but said he did not have a drinking problem. For many Americans who watched, the senate judiciary committee hearing also was a first look at their temperaments and to decide who was telling the truth.
Above, some of the highlights. Video courtesy: NBC News
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet Friday morning.