More drama in Senator Chuck Grassley’s Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon. All 11 Republicans on the committee voted to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination for a vote in the full senate.
However, the move came after Arizona Senator Jeff Flake indicated he’d vote for Kavanaugh in the committee, but wants a one-week delay before a Senate vote so the FBI can conduct a short investigation of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh.
The Senate’s Republican leader has scheduled a senate vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination for this weekend. Grassley indicated the decision about the delay is in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s hands.
“All I have said to Senator Flake is I would advocate the position he took, but I don’t control that,” Grassley said this afternoon.
President Trump just said Grassley’s “doing a good job.” Trump told reporters in the White House early this afternoon that the Senate “has to do what they think is right.”