Author: Jeevan A. Robinson - MNI Media | Date: 28 September 2018
The Senate Judiciary Committee in the United States has voted along party lines to advance President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Senate floor.
According to U. S Media reports; the vote was close at 11-10.
On Thursday, September 27th, Christine Blasey Ford, one of three women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault towards her when she was just a teenager presented her story in a live hearing to Republicans and the U.S public.
Despite these allegations against him, Brett Kavanaugh has denied the accusations.
A twist in the vote however has seen U.S Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, announcing that he could not promise to vote for Kavanaugh on the Senate floor, as he called for a one week delay for a further investigation by the FBI to take place.
Now it moves to the Senate Floor for the ultimately deciding vote. A time for final voting on Kavanaugh's nomination is yet to be determined.
Responding to the advancement of the vote to the Senate, the President has stated to the media that "he’ll leave it to the Senate to determine when it will vote.
However, the President has expressed optimism, saying: “I’m sure it will all be very good.”
He went on to mention that "undecided Republican senators have to do what they think is right and be comfortable with themselves."