Senators will vote Saturday to confirm or deny Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Following the FBI Investigation
Chuck Grassley (R-AZ) is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He opened the Senate debate Friday morning by saying that Democrats’ attacks on Kavanaugh were “nothing short of monstrous.”
Debate has raged over Kavanaugh’s nomination for weeks as three women accused him of sexual conduct in high school and college. The process stalled when Republican senator Jeff Flake asked for another FBI investigation into the matter.
The investigation revealed nothing new against Kavanaugh, Republicans say.
What Democrats Say the Hearings Revealed
Still, Democrats are not convinced Kavanaugh is the man for the job. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is also a member of the Judiciary Committee. She heard Kavanaugh deny the accusations. What she says she saw was “a man filled with anger and aggression,” unfit for the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh replied to the comment in The Wall Street Journal Thursday evening. “I said a few things I should not have said.” He continued, claiming to be “hardworking, even-keeled… Going forward, you can count on me.”