First Monday in October

1 Oct

Brett Kavanaugh expected to be ensconced on the Supreme Court by the first Monday in October, the start of a new term. Instead, he faces an FBI investigation of the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

On Friday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 10 to send Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate. Although Sen. Jeff Flake joined in the party-line vote, he called for a one-week delay to allow the FBI time to conduct an investigation. President Trump said he will “let the Senate decide.”

The Senate Judiciary Committee decided on a “supplemental investigation” of limited scope:

The supplemental FBI background investigation would be limited to current credible allegations against the nominee and must be completed no later than one week from today.

The “credible allegations” do not include claims of Julie Swetnick who is represented by Michael Aventati, Trump’s archenemy.

The Senate will likely vote on the nomination on or about October 5. In the meantime, check out the big brain on Brett.

While Samuel L. Jackson thinks the mash-up is funny AF, he keeps it real.

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