Kavanaugh hearing for Supreme Court seat to be held in September

Kavanaugh hearing for Supreme Court seat to be held in September

Updated at 4:19 p.m. | The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a three- or four- day confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starting September 4, Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, announced on Friday.

Harris, the potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who sits on the Judiciary Committee, will likely use the confirmation hearing-and the huge national klieg lights that come with it-to elevate her profile with left-wing primary voters ahead of a potential presidential campaign.

"As I said after his nomination, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected jurists in the country and one of the most qualified nominees ever to be considered by the Senate for a seat on our highest court". Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement Friday. The questioning of Judge Kavanaugh will begin on Wednesday, September 5. He has a record of judicial independence and applying the law as it is written.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said Kavanaugh is looking forward to speaking with Congress.

Grassley said Friday there's "plenty of time" to review the documents but added it's time for Americans "to hear directly" from Kavanaugh. "The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents", the Judiciary Committee released. "He's a mainstream judge. They just don't like the fact that his record shows he is fair, independent and adheres to the Constitution, so they are now resorting to obstruction and gridlock to extend their fishing expedition", Martin said.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, says the committee will launch up to four days of review that Tuesday, beginning with opening remarks from senators. Before he can assume the lifetime job on the nine-member court, the Republican-controlled Senate must vote to confirm him.

Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.

"Judge Kavanaugh has been endorsed by leading figures on the right and the left".

"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.

"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. "They seem to be more frightened of this nominee's record and history than any we've ever considered".

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