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https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/408423-dem-senators-slam-gop-for-announcing-kavana...

 

Dem senators slam GOP for announcing Kavanaugh vote ahead of Ford testimony

 

 

Senate Democrats are blasting Republicans over the Judiciary Committee's decision to schedule a confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday.

 

The expected vote is slated to come just one day after Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the two women accusing him of sexual misconduct, are set to testify before the panel.

"Senate Republicans aren't even pretending to consider Dr. Ford's testimony," Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) tweeted Tuesday. "Rushing a vote sends a clear signal: They don't value survivors. They don't believe women."

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, called Republicans' announcement of a hearing Friday "outrageous."

 

"First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately," she tweeted. "Now they don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote."

 

 

Kirsten Gillibrand
 
@SenGillibrand
US Senate candidate, NY
 
 

Senate Republicans aren't even pretending to consider Dr. Ford's testimony. Rushing a vote sends a clear signal: They don't value survivors. They don't believe women.

The Associated Press
 
@ap
 

BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee schedules Friday vote on Kavanaugh nomination, one day after hearing from accuser. http://apne.ws/HvZCA18 

Sen Dianne Feinstein
 
@SenFeinstein
 
 

For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Kavanaugh today, 2 days before Dr. Blasey Ford has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous. First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately. Now they don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.

Staff for Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Tuesday

 

evening that the panel would hold a vote for Kavanaugh on Friday.

 

Republicans have eyed holding a final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next week should he make it out of the Judiciary Committee on Friday.

 

GOP staff acknowledge that the vote could be pushed past Friday, and Grassley emphasized in a tweet that the meeting to vote on his nomination was tentative.

 

ChuckGrassley
 
@ChuckGrassley
 
 

Judic Cmte noticed POTENTIAL exec mtg for Friday. Still taking this 1 step at a time. After hrg Dr Ford & Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony- if we‘re ready to vote, we will vote. If we aren’t ready, we won’t. Cmte rules normally require 3 days notice so we‘re following regular order

Kavanaugh, President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, is facing growing scrutiny over sexual misconduct allegations brought against him by two women this month.

 

Ford came forward last week to publicly accuse Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and trying to remove her clothes during a high school party in the early 1980s when both were teenagers.

On Sunday, Deborah Ramirez came forward in a New Yorker article to accuse Kavanaugh of exposing himself in front of her at a party during their freshman year at Yale University in the 1980s.

 

Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the accusations.

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