From top: Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, US Senate
In a procedural vote.
The US Senate voted to advance US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to a final floor vote by 51-49.
The final vote will take place tomorrow.
The Guardian’s live feed notes:
A yes today may be a no tomorrow. Or it might stay a yes…
Last week, research psychologist at Palo Alto University in Northern California Christine Blasey Ford told a senate committee that a drunk Brett Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take her clothes off at a party in the 1980s, when she was 15.
Ford said she was pinned down on a bed when this happened and that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming.
Kavanaugh denies the allegation.
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