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Judiciary Committee to vote on Brett Kavanaugh nomination Friday

Posted: 8:25 PM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-28 07:48:38-04

Republican senators say the Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the second ranking-Republican, had said Thursday that the GOP conference would meet and "see where we are." After meeting, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said, "There will be a vote tomorrow morning."

Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexual assault, California psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, spent hours testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford told senators that one night in the summer of 1982, a drunken Kavanaugh forced her down on a bed, groped her and tried to take off her clothes. Kavanaugh, testifying second, forcefully denied the accusation and said he's never sexually assaulted anyone.

President Trump responded after Kavanaugh's hearing in a tweet saying, "Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting."

View clips from the hearing below: