Republicans pass a motion to vote on Brett Kavanaugh at 1:30
1:30pm today — Judiciary Committee votes favorably on Kavanaugh
Saturday — Cloture motion filed
Monday — Cloture vote
[Up to 30 hours of debate]
(Probably) Tuesday — Final Senate vote on Kavanaugh.
Says it’s not in keeping with rule of law to expect someone to prove they didn’t commit a crime when the place and date aren’t known.
Thank you. And sorry.
HUH Whitehouse says “given what’s happening in the end room” the vote needs to be delayed.
Grassley is not delaying vote, despite Whitehouse saying he’d get unanimous debate to do so.
We in theory are supposed to vote on Kavanaugh in one minute.
Wow, we don’t know yet but it’s possible the women yelling at Flake in the elevator just had a massive impact.
Republicans have clearly hit a roadblock. To quote the @StevenTDennis mantra “When you have the votes, you vote. When you don’t have the votes, you talk."
Says he’ll ask the White House to open the FBI investigation.
It's a significant risk for Kavanaugh - you never know what the FBI could dredge up. But what choice do him/McConnell/Trump have?