Supreme Court Nominee

High Tension on the Hill Leading Up to Kavanaugh Vote

Activists Throw a ‘Kegger’ Outside McConnell's DC Home Friday Morning

Massive, Loud and Passionate Anti-Kavanaugh Protest Takes Over Hart Building

U.S. Capitol Police arrested scores of protesters in the Hart Senate office building Thursday afternoon. The demonstration was organized by the Women’s March to protest the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate has a vote planned for Friday to advance the nomination following the results of an FBI investigation of sexual assault allegations against the judge in the 1980s.

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Graham on Flake Maneuver: Jeff’s Trying His Best to Bring the Country Together

Sen. Jeff Flake, one of a handful of senators who could determine the fate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, voted Friday to advance the nomination, under the condition that the floor vote will be pushed back one week to allow time for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against the nominee.

Senators from both sides of the aisle praised the delay. “We are in a better place than we were at 8 a.m. this morning,” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar said. 

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.