30 Sep 2018

Kavanaugh confirmation moves ahead to full Senate vote

After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court following a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona for a one-week investigation into sexual assault allegations against President Trump’s nominee.

It comes after emotional testimony from Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who says she was assaulted by Kavanaugh when they were both in high school – an allegation he denies.