Kavanaugh

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Protesters Throw ‘Kegger’ at Mitch McConnell’s House Ahead of Kavanaugh Vote
‘I like beer, I like beer,’ group chants. Majority Leader stays inside.

Protesters throw a “kegger” outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house ahead of a Friday morning vote to limit debate on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. (Katherine Tully-McManus/CQ Roll Call)

They like beer, but they don’t like Brett.

Protesters threw a “kegger” outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill home Friday morning to show their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Tensions Over Kavanaugh Drive Senate Into Tightened Security
Online posting of personal information, Capitol altercations prompt bigger footprint

There is a heightened security posture on Capitol Hill as tensions rise over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Tensions over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations against him have driven the Senate to a heightened security posture, as some lawmakers fended off protesters and others saw their personal information released online.

Demonstrators, many of them sexual assault survivors, have flooded the Capitol in recent days to share their stories and urge Republican senators to reject the Kavanaugh nomination. Close-up exchanges between protesters and senators, including in elevators and at airports, have led to additional security measures, especially for Senate Judiciary Committee members.

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Judiciary Holds Quick Kavanaugh Vote and Comes to 'Gentlemen and Women's Agreement' for FBI Probe
 

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Friday along party lines to report to the Senate floor the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be Supreme Court associate justice. But in a last-minute deal, Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake asked for a one-week delay of that full Senate confirmation vote to allow the FBI to investigate the sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford, who testified to the panel Thursday.

There was no binding motion voted on by the committee to secure the deal, however, leading to some confusion at the end of the meeting. Watch and listen to the full vote.

Watch: Arrested Protesters Chant 'We Believe Christine' Outside Kavanaugh Hearing Room
 

Watch: Senators Walk Out of Kavanaugh Hearing After Vote Set, Talk to Media Outside Chamber
 

Several Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of a hearing in progress on Friday, after the Republican majority voted (with two Democrats refusing to vote in protest) to set a final vote on the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Mazie Hirono and Sheldon Whitehouse walked out of the hearing room in Dirksen. Booker and Harris were the two who declined to vote on the motion to set a vote time.