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Kavanaugh Hearing Date Set for September 4 in Senate

Kavanaugh Hearing Date Set for September 4 in Senate

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination hearings will begin September 4, Senator Chuck Grassley announced Friday. If Brett Kavanaugh was fit to be on the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans would have no issue releasing his full records.

As Karen Townsend pointed out earlier, the Democratic strategy is to stall over document production in hopes of derailing the nomination down the road.

The first day of hearings will be dedicated to opening statements from senators. Opening statements will be delivered on September 4 and Kavanaugh will begin questioning on September 5. After the questioning, there will be testimony from close associates of Kavanaugh as well as legal experts and the American Bar Association.

The Human Rights Campaign joins coalition partners in calling on Chairman Grassley and the Senate Republican Leadership to ensure Americans are getting a fair and unfettered view into Brett Kavanaugh's record.

I'm betting Cocaine Mitch will get this done.

August 9: After attorney William A. Burck vetted the initial documents from the Bush Library, the documents were sent only to the Senate Judiciary Committee members.

Grassley said the committee has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Kavanaugh's work as a White House lawyer and for his work for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.

Donald Trump condemns racism on anniversary of violent Charlottesville alt-right rally
Some leading figures in the US white nationalist movement have said they won't attend or have encouraged supporters to stay away. Authorities eventually forced the crowd to disperse, but a auto later barrelled into the crowd of peaceful counterprotesters.

The schedule is typical for a high court nominee, but because Kavanaugh, 53, spent five years working in the White House during George W. Bush's administration, Republicans and Democrats continue to feud over what could be more than 1 million pages of documents.

When Justice Elena Kagan was nominated for the Supreme Court, she had also served as a counsel in a presidential administration, and accordingly, the Senate Judiciary Committee paused for almost a month to review the documents related to her service as counsel in the Clinton and Obama Administrations, releasing over 170,000 pages of information, including every email Justice Kagan wrote while serving in the White House. John McCain has been receiving cancer treatment in his home state, Republicans can not afford to lose any votes and hope to advance Kavanaugh's nomination if no Democrats support him.

"Democrats have already announced that they oppose him, so this claim that they need more time or more documents is nothing more than a show, a fishing expedition designed to obstruct and create gridlock", she said.

"It means that the chairman is telling the American people that this hearing is barreling forward, no matter what, no matter how little information is available to the Senate and public or how many shortcuts the committee has to take", she said.

"It's time for the public to hear from President Trump's nominee and learn first-hand just how well-qualified he is to hold the position of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice", Nance added.

"The transparent stall tactics and now thinly-veiled attacks on Judge Kavanaugh's character only underscore the strength of the choice President Trump has made", Cornyn said.


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