Senate Republicans to Discuss Path Forward on Kavanaugh After Thursday’s Hearing

Conference expected to discuss upcoming floor and vote schedule

Senate Republicans are meeting Thursday evening after the Senate Judiciary hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Senate Republicans are meeting Thursday evening after the Senate Judiciary hearing on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted September 27, 2018 at 6:40pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has organized a Republican Conference meeting for after the Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday.

The meeting, according to an aide to the Kentucky Republican, is designed to discuss the path forward for the floor schedule and the vote schedule.

This is likely where leadership will get the temperature of the conference on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said the Judiciary Committee still plans to vote on Kavanaugh’s on Friday.

Kavanaugh testified before the Judiciary panel Thursday, after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, offered her testimony about her allegations that he sexually assaulted her when the two were in high school.

Watch: Brett Kavanaugh’s Full Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee