Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2018 / 13:30 pm
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Sept. 20 on whether or not to recommend Judge Brett Kavanaugh for confirmation to the Supreme Court, committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Thursday. The vote will happen one week later than initially scheduled.
Senate committee rules allow for any member to request a one-week delay on a vote, though in this case several Democratic committee members supported the move.
In addition to the delay, Democratic members also filed several subpoenas requesting additional records relating to Kavanaugh's time spent working for President George W. Bush. These requests were rejected by the committee by 10-11, with the vote split along party lines.
Because of the majority-Republican membership of the committee, Judge Kavanaugh is expected to be voted out of committee with a recommendation for the Senate to confirm his nomination.