Senate Committee vote on Kavanaugh delayed because of Florence

Hurricane Florence will delay the Senate Judiciary Committee’s up or down vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until next week.

Chairman Chuck Grassley said the confirmation would be held over.

“[We’re] holding over the nomination of Kavanaugh,” Grassley said. While the move to delay the vote was expected, but then things got contentious with Democrats arguing the committee was supposed to vote to adjourn before Grassley held over Kavanaugh’s nomination.

This is not the first time that Democrats have attempted to further delay the Kavanaugh vote.

They attempted to do the same last week before his confirmation hearings had begun. Will Kavanaugh be confirmed? Will the delay make his confirmation more or less likely?

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