What’s the timeline for a Kavanaugh vote in the Senate?

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake speaks with committee colleagues during a hearing in Washington on Sept. 28 2018 after requested a delay for a floor vote to allow for an FBI investigation

Woman who confronted Sen. Flake on elevator was once a Westchester resident

Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation hinges on a handful of key Republican and Democratic senators who have not yet fully tipped their votes.

McConnell, accusing Democrats of moving the goalposts on the Kavanaugh nomination, said on Monday that the time for "delay and obstruction" has come to a close.

"In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale", Ludington wrote. But he said their attempts to delay and obstruct the judge's nomination end this week.

Meanwhile, a report released Tuesday by police in New Haven, Connecticut, says Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college. "We're considering it here on the floor", Bloomberg quoted McConnell as saying. "And Mr. President we'll be voting this week".

Mr Kavanaugh has called her accusations a "joke", and Mr Judge "categorically" denies the allegations. "I know them too well, and you know what?"

The president faced accusations of sexual misconduct from several women before he was elected.

The man who has been named as a witness to the alleged incident between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and professor Christine Blasey Ford in the early 1980s has been interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to his lawyer. She testified at a hearing last week that he tried to remove her clothing, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth at a house party in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17.

"It's not fair. I think it's fair to do it to me ..."

Kavanaugh and Judge have also denied Swetnick's allegations.

What she has said: "It is important to have a fair process for the sake of both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, as well as the integrity of both the judicial branch and the Senate confirmation process". Chad Ludington, another Yale classmate, told The New York Times the altercation happened while they were drinking at a bar after a concert. He said he meant to do that, so he could "tell the full details of my story". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. He told the New Yorker that he had been thinking of the incident since the attorney was named as Trump's SC nominee.

The activists behind the protests said they planned to keep up the effort as the FBI investigates accusations of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh when he was in high school and college.

Manchin offered perhaps a hint of the way he is leaning when he tweeted Monday evening: "No man can understand the trauma that women feel from a sexual assault".

Swetnick has not. She alleged in an affivadit that Kavanaugh engaged in "abusive and physically aggressive behaviour towards girls" at parties in Maryland in the early 1980s.

Pushing back on the Democratic attacks, Republicans said Kavanaugh had every right to be upset during the hearing.

A lawyer for Mr Judge - a childhood friend of Mr Kavanaugh - said on Monday that his client's interview "has not been completed". Trump has likewise denied the allegations made against him.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake was scheduled to speak in New Hampshire this evening, his second appearance this year in the state that hosts the nation's first presidential primary election.

"He's decent, he's kind, he's good".

While the women have spoken about Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct, another Yale classmate has revealed that he watched the SC nominee deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee and couldn't believe how dishonest he was.

His remarks appear to contradict Kavanaugh's own claims that he wasn't a heavy drinker.

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