Sure they could….
Less than 24 hours after an appearance for questioning of Christine Blasey Ford about sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court applicant Brett Kavanaugh?
The Republicans could dismiss Ford and other women’s complaints and vote to advance Kavanaugh’s job approval to the full Senate….
It could be THAT simple…
They could have the votes….
Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are opening the door to the panel voting on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination this week.
GOP senators on Monday said that the committee could vote this week, while deferring a decision to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Judiciary Committee chairman.
GOP Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), a member of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters he would defer to Grassley on the timing of the vote but “Friday would be possible.”
Under that timeline, senators would vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination in the Judiciary Committee roughly a day after he and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, are testifying publicly.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) predicted the panel would not vote on Thursday but that he would be “okay” with the panel voting on Thursday or Friday.
“I’m ready to move forward after the hearing as soon as possible,” said Graham, who could become chairman of the committee next year if Republicans hold onto the Senate and Grassley becomes chairman of the Finance Committee.
The committee vote was initially scheduled for Monday but postponed after staff for Grassley and lawyers for Ford got an agreement for a public hearing to take place on Thursday.
Spokesmen for Grassley repeatedly shot down questions from reporters around Capitol Hill on Monday about when the panel would vote….
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had one main message for viewers in his interview with Fox News’s Martha MacCallum on Monday: He didn’t do it.
Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, spoke with MacCallum in the first press appearance he’s made since two women have brought allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Kavanaugh has unequivocally denied all allegations and continued to do so during the interview.
“I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise,” Kavanaugh said countless times within the first 15 minutes. It’s a pattern that continued throughout the course of the interview, with several rote phrases invoked….