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Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote is happening one day after Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony

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  • The Senate Judiciary Committee set a new date to vote
    on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. It’s
    scheduled for Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m.
  • That’s one day after Christine Blasey Ford, the woman
    accusing Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while the two
    were in high school, is scheduled to testify to the committee
    about her claims.
  • Ford’s accusation has been the subject of much
    political wrangling over the last week, with some Democratic
    lawmakers calling for her to be heard, while some key
    Republicans expressed impatience with the process.
  • Rules dictate that senators must give three-days’
    notice for such votes in order for them to exercise the option.
    It could change again depending on how Ford’s testimony goes on
    Thursday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee set a new date to vote on Brett
Kavanaugh
‘s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

It’s scheduled for Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m.

That’s one day after Christine
Blasey Ford
, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexually
assaulting her, is scheduled to testify to the committee about
her claims.

Rules dictate that senators must give three-day’s notice for such
votes in order for them to exercise the option. It could change
again depending on how Ford’s testimony goes on Thursday.

Ford’s accusation — and that of a second woman, Deborah
Ramirez
— has been the subject of heated political wrangling
over the last week. Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting
her while the two were in high school in the 1980s. Ramirez
accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her while they were in
college at Yale.

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the their claims. President Donald
Trump and allies across the board continue to support him.

Kavanaugh is Trump’s second nominee to the Supreme Court. His
confirmation would establish a five-member conservative majority
on the bench for the forseeable future.

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