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When Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) voted against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a procedural vote on Friday, she later explained to reporters that her decision was about more than the nominee. It was about the process and fairness to sexual assault survivors overall.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) waited until Friday afternoon to reveal that she will support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but she made the decision Thursday night, she told reporters after giving a lengthy speech on the Senate floor.
Before Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a procedural vote Friday morning, he had a discussion with a friend on the other side of the aisle, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).
After voting against proceeding to a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) told reporters that she opposed his confirmation because she believes the vote has become about more than one nominee.
As senators prepare to vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after examining the FBI’s report on its latest background check focusing on the sexual misconduct claims made about him, we’re slowly learning more about what is and isn’t included in the report.
After the FBI sent a new report on its background investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate Thursday morning, Democrats who reviewed the report complained that the investigation appears to be incomplete.
In conducting a new background investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the FBI did not interview witnesses suggested by accuser Deborah Ramirez, her attorney revealed in a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday morning.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Thursday morning that after receiving a briefing from his committee staff on the contents of the new background investigation into Judge Brett Kavanaugh, he plans to vote in favor of confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The FBI had not interviewed Christine Blasey Ford, who Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while the two were in high school, as of Wednesday afternoon, Blasey Ford’s attorneys said in a letter.
The FBI has not interviewed Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh as part of its new background investigation into the Supreme Court nominee because the White House did not give the bureau clear authority to do so, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing two unnamed sources.