Top Judiciary Democrat: Friday vote on Kavanaugh ‘too soon’


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said she thought a Friday vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh would not give senators enough time to evaluate the FBI probe of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., September 27, 2018. Tom Williams/Pool via REUTERS

“Well, I believe it is. I believe it’s too soon,” Senator Dianne Feinstein told reporters at the Capitol. “It’s Tuesday and we have to put all the facts together.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the chamber would vote this week on Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge in Washington.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by David Alexander

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