One Democrat is heading to the federal court docket in an try to cease the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Courtroom.
Kavanaugh’s nomination to the court docket has been rocked after a number of girls have accused him of sexual assault.
On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon is predicted to announce that he’s filed an injunction to cease the ultimate vote for Kavanaugh, which may very well be as early as Friday, Politico reviews. The injunction just isn’t prone to cease the vote.
“The occasions of the previous ten days have solely underscored how essential it’s that the Senate conduct a cautious and complete overview of a nominee earlier than giving its consent,” Merkley mentioned in a press release to Politico.
The injunction comes simply in the future earlier than Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was set to testify in a listening to.
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“The President and Mitch McConnell wish to ram by this nomination come hell or excessive water, with out actual recommendation or knowledgeable consent by the Senate, however that’s simply not how our Structure works.”
Senate minority chief Chuck Schumer has known as on Kavanaugh to withdraw himself.
“I strongly consider Decide Kavanaugh ought to withdraw from consideration,” Schumer mentioned in a press release. “If he won’t, on the very least, the listening to and the vote ought to be postponed whereas the FBI investigates all of those allegations.”
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