Chaos and confusion reigns supreme in Washington DC as the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair abruptly adjourns the meeting…
The vote to send the Kavanaugh nomination before the full senate floor was going to be conducted at 9:30 a.m. EST.
Then it was delayed to 1:30 p.m. EST.
At 1:30 p.m. EST there was no vote, however, the circus side show continued as “debate” back and forth as to whether to allow the FBI one week to investigate only any accusations that have been made against Kavanaugh up to this point.
Within that time, there was a 11 to 10 vote “yes” to move the Kavanaugh nomination out of committee and to the senate floor, though Senator Jeff Flake made calls for a delay of the vote.
So it appears the nomination of Kavanaugh has moved out of committee for a full floor vote, but maybe not.
A lot just happened, there’s no doubt about that.
There was some drama when Sen. Jeff Flake went missing from the meeting room and then came back — with a condition on his “yes” vote.
So here’s where things stand, as far as we can tell:
- Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination has been approved. It now heads to the floor.
- Sen. Jeff Flake voted yes on the grounds that he would get support to request a floor vote delay and a one week FBI investigation.
- However, Flake has been given NO commitment by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
- If McConnell moves forward without that investigation, Flake will vote against Kavanaugh.
- Whether this happens or not rests with senators such as Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, who have not announced how they plan to vote.
Watch four hours of the today’s committee proceedings and the abrupt adjournment right here: