Grassley: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing to Begin September 4

It's Official The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

It's Official The Date for Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Been Set

Kavanaugh needs just 50 votes to be confirmed.

Updated at 4:19 p.m. | The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a three- or four- day confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh starting September 4, Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, announced on Friday.

But Democrats like Harris are trying to claim that they have not had enough time to go on a fishing expedition to examine everything Kavanaugh may have ever written to find something they can use to derail his nomination before the Supreme Court begins its new term on October 1.

As Karen Townsend pointed out earlier, the Democratic strategy is to stall over document production in hopes of derailing the nomination down the road. Opening statements will take place on September 4, and the Senators will begin questioning Kavanaugh the following day. Then outside witnesses, legal experts, and the American Bar Association will follow.

Senate Republicans decided Friday to push ahead with a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite a dispute with Democrats over documents from his years working at the White House.

I'm betting Cocaine Mitch will get this done. Not only is a massively conflicted Republican lawyer, who previously worked for Judge Kavanaugh, cherry-picking what documents the Senate Judiciary Committee can see, he is now telling the Committee what the rest of the Senate and the American public can see-and Republicans are playing along.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), the Judiciary Committee's top Democrat, raised concerns about a "lack of transparency" in releasing Kavanaugh's papers in a new letter to Grassley on Friday.

But Grassley noted in his announcement that his team has reviewed thousands of pages of Kavanaugh's judicial opinions and records from the White House legal service, and the timeline still provides room for review of additional documents. But Democrats want access to more documents from Kavanaugh's past as a judge and as an official in the George W. Bush administration. "Judge Kavanaugh looks forward to addressing the Judiciary Committee in public hearings for the American people to view". He has been on Capitol Hill throughout the months of July and August meeting with Republican and Democrat Senators.

"It's time for the public to hear from President Trump's nominee and learn first-hand just how well-qualified he is to hold the position of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice", Nance added. "Republican efforts to make this the least transparent, most secretive Supreme Court nomination in history continue".