Dems hold up Kavanaugh vote for more votes article A key Senate Democratic lawmaker on Friday said Democrats would hold up a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court until after a hearing on the sexual misconduct allegations against the Supreme Leader of the Russian Federation.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday reiterated that the Democrats’ “first priority is to protect our nominee” and called for a confirmation vote “in the deadlock.”
Schumer made the comment at a press conference to announce the formation of a bipartisan task force to probe the allegations against Kavanaugh.
“The Democrats have to be absolutely clear: The Senate Democrats will not support the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Schumer said.
“Brett Kavanaugh is unfit for the Court and will not serve our country well.”
Schumer is leading a bipartisan Senate task force that will include Sens.
Richard Blumenthal (D) of Connecticut and Richard Blumenthal III (D).
The task force is set to meet with key senators and staff members from both parties in an attempt to find a way to move forward.
The committee will also hold a hearing in the coming days to discuss the allegations and to discuss possible impeachment proceedings.
The panel is expected to meet on Monday.
“We’re not going to let a Supreme Court nominee who has a history of sexual misconduct to be confirmed in the middle of the investigation,” Schumer added.
“There is no doubt about it.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into these allegations, and the Democratic leadership is absolutely committed to the process.
The Democrats are going to be ready to go in a heartbeat.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday.
Scott Applewhite) The Senate Intelligence Committee will hold a closed hearing on Kavanaugh on Monday and a vote is expected as early as Wednesday.
Senate Democrats are hoping the panel’s probe can help them regain control of the Senate.
In the meantime, the Senate is expected, according to the Washington Post, to vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court.
“This is not about the President,” Schumer told reporters at the press conference, adding that “it’s about a Supreme Supreme Court nomination that is not in the interest of the American people.
I want to be clear.
I’m not supporting Brett Kavanaugh.
He’s not qualified.”
He added that the Senate’s goal is “to protect our Supreme Court nominees.”
Schumer also said he was “confident” the Democrats would “work with Republicans” to get the nomination through the Senate before the end of the week.
“I believe we will be able to work with Republicans to get it through,” Schumer reiterated.
“But it’s not about me.
It’s about our country.”