Five Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of a meeting Friday morning after a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday.
The Democrats vocally protested the move to schedule Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote. When Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) then turned to his opening remarks for the committee meeting, where there are other issues on the committee’s plate to consider, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) left the meeting.