WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary Committee Votes on Brett Kavanaugh
The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote Friday on sending Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination for a vote in the full Senate.
The committee was slated to vote at 9:30 a.m., but announced that the vote was pushed until 1:30 p.m. EST. Until then, members of the Judiciary committee are issuing statements about Thursday’s hearing.
Christine Blasey Ford, the California-based professor who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when the two where in high school, testified first before the committee. She gave an emotional account of her allegations, and was then questioned by Democratic members of the committee, and a prosecutor representing the Republicans.
In the afternoon, Kavanaugh himself testified, and delivered a furious and often tearful opening statement defending himself against the allegations. He also questioned by the prosecutor and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
On Friday morning, a key Senator said he would vote yes to Kavanaugh: Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican on the committee.
Watch live above, via the Washington Post.
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