With Senator’s Murkowski and Manchin backing Se. Flake’s call for the delay and addition FBI probes of new sexual misconduct calls from several women?
Flake and Democrats slow Senate leader McConnell’s rush to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed for the US Supreme Court job over the objections of Democrats and many women….
Donald Trump has taken the position in public that this is up to the Senate….
The Senate has formally asked the White House to order the FBI back on the case…
Senators have reached an agreement to delay a planned floor vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and allow for an FBI investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct against him for up to one week.
Emerging from a meeting of Republicans in the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Majority Leader Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the next order of business will be a motion to proceed to the nomination on Saturday at noon, which could be either a voice vote or roll call vote.
The agreement came after Kavanaugh’s nomination was approved in the Senate Judiciary Committee on an 11-10 vote, but with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., insisting that he would not be comfortable with moving forward on the floor until another investigation had concluded. He was joined by Sens. Lisa Murkowksi, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., key swing votes on the nomination….
Sen. Flake HAS voted to move the Kavanaugh vote on to the Senate….
A White House official tells me President Trump will authorize a supplemental FBI background investigation into Brett Kavanaugh. It was 10 days ago when Trump first told us in the Oval Office that the FBI doesn’t do these types of probes. Now, he will order them to do just that….
(I thought Trump didn’t think shit of the FBI….And that they couldn’t do this sort of thing?)