Republican senators voted to advance to the final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination while Democrats voted in opposition. However, pro-abortion Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, voted against moving forward while West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin voted to push Kavanaugh’s nomination ahead to a final vote.
During the debate leading up to the vote, pro-abortion Senators Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein attacked Kavanaugh on the issue of abortion, saying that he would represent the final vote to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to once again protect unborn babies under law. They attack his decision to not create an unlimited right to abortion for illegal immigrants...
...The FBI interviewed nine potential witnesses in search of possible corroboration of Christine Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh forcibly groped her when they were teenagers. Although the report is not expected to be made public as FBI reports are usually not made public to protect the confidentiality of witnesses, potential witnesses named by Ford previously said they had no knowledge of the party where she claims the attack occurred. They reiterated those statements to the FBI.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley viewed the FBI’s report and says nothing in it confirms the claims Christine Ford made about Brett Kavanaugh and added that it’s time to move forward to vote on his nomination.
“This investigation found no hint of misconduct and the same is true of the six prior FBI background investigations conducted during Judge Kavanaugh’s 25 years of public service,” Grassley said.
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